Tuesday, February 28

Capt. Cartwright's Orders

"During the middle of the second course, the bell rang and young Mr. Halifax hurried into the room waving a parcel addressed to the Captain. It was an important missive promoting our dear Captain from Post Captain to Captain. He would soon take command of the 44 gun ship, the HMS Regulus, and an increase in pay. The orders were from His Majesty the King, and were to be carried out forthwith."

The cover letter from the Secretary to the Admiralty.
The letter outlining the Captain's promotion and next mission.
Read the Captain's orders for yourself.
The 'press gang' document.

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