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Collections - Letters

Letters of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bevan, 1804-1811.

Letter Number 25

Dated: 7 Feb 1810 from CB Portsmouth
Addressed to Mrs C Bevan, Mrs Dacres, Money Hill, Rickmansworth, Herts

My dearest Mary I have only just time to let you know that orders are come down here to delay our sailing until further orders This gives rise to various conjectures but the principal one seems to be that of a change of administration, the consequences of which will be the immediate release of all the Portugal people They therefore will not want transfer for Gibraltar and we shall I suppose be landed the other report is that we are waiting only for a troop of horse Artillery or that we go to Portugal I confess the latter to me seems probable but if the change of Ministry takes place we shall not go abroad at all.

The Wind is worse than ever But is now of no consequence, tomorrow will I trust bring us some intelligence which I shall lose no time in communicating to that person I believe to be most interested in what relates to your most faithful C.B.

Best love to all my Boys and your family
God Bless You

Portsmouth
February 7 1810

NOTES BY TRANSCRIBER

i) CB was waiting for favourable to sail with 2nd Bn 4th Foot to Ceuta He had recently been promoted Lieut Col and transferred from 28th to 4th Ft
ii) Money Hill was the Dacres house in Hertfordshire

 

 

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