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Dundas, David, Sir, Bart (1749-1826) to James Dundas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02549.22 Author/Creator: Dundas, David, Sir, Bart (1749-1826) Place Written: Richmond (London), England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 April 1782 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 22.5 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses their brother Ralph's difficulty getting an advancement in the Navy and his plans to move. On events in America, he writes: "When a General abides the consequence of a Storm, He should resolve either to beat off his Enemies or die in the attempt. but when the success is desperate, it is more prudent to treat in time. had that been done when the News of Ld. Cornwallis's defeat arrived, He would have been in a different Situation now." Also notes the unlikelihood of peace with the Dutch. Gives a message for their father.

Background Information: Sir David Dundas, 1st Bart of Richmond, was a doctor who was appointed Sargent Surgeon to King George III in 1791.
James Dundas was a lawyer in Edinburgh, Scotland, and David's ...younger brother.See More

People: Dundas, David, Sir, Bart, 1749-1826
Dundas, James, 1752-1831

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Office SeekerGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyNavyMilitary HistoryChildren and FamilySurrenderPeaceTreatyDiplomacyRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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