The Keith Papers

Part I: Channel and North Sea, 1803-1807; 1. Operations; 1. Keith to St. Vincent

The Document

1. Keith to St. Vincent

(Harley Street)
4 o'clock, March 11, 1803

My dear Lord, I am now quite ready to set out the moment I am authorised, and shall use every exertion to fit out such ships as in the mean time I may be ordered to do for immediate service; but if the present armament shall end in war, I must beg your Lordship to keep me in view for foreign service. Admiral Cornwallis has naturally formed a pretension for the Channel Fleet, and my long service in the Mediterranean may not have rendered me improper for that station which, if your Lordship considers me in so favourable a light as to entrust it to my hands, I shall consider it as a material favour conferred on, my Lord, your Lordship's most obedient servant

KEITH

See Also

Books on the Napoleonic Wars | Subject Index: Napoleonic Wars | Napoleonic Homepage

How to cite this article

LLoyd, C . (eds.) (1955) The Keith Papers, vol III, 1803-1815. Navy Records Society, p. 12

Web Page: Rickard, J (24 July 2006), Keith to St. Vincent, http://www.historyofwar.org/sources/acw/napoleonic/nrs1955/1_1_01.html.html


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