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[In another person’s handwriting, likely a clerk:]
Feby 18th:

Lord Nelson to
Sir Wm: Hamilton
mentions his having
got Le Genereux & a
Frigate full of Troops &
Stores for Malta -&
of his making sail after
Two Frigates & a Corvette

His Excellency
Rt. Honble: Sir Willm: Hamilton KB
Vi: dr 2 [an address]
Bronte Nelson

[written vertically in margin]

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[based on the subject, this letter is dated 18 February 1800]

My Dear Sir William
I have got Le Genereux
and a frigate full of Troops & Stores
for Malta and am making Sail
after 2 frigates & a Corvette. I am
my Dear Sir William your
faithful & affectionate
Bronte Nelson

Rt: (Right) Honbl: (Honourable) Sir William Hamilton KB
feby: 18th: ½ Wr: 5 o’clock no
bad van? but unmasted

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