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Howe, Richard Howe, Earl (1726-1799) [Orders for Captain Kennedy on HMS Flamborough]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.301 Author/Creator: Howe, Richard Howe, Earl (1726-1799) Place Written: Spithead, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Type: Autograph document signed Date: 12 July 1759 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 30.5 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Written on the HMS Essex. Captain Howe tells Captain Kennedy, commander of the HMS Flamborough, to escort supply ships from the Downs to Spithead in England.

Background Information: Richard Howe later led British naval forces during the American Revolution.

People: Howe, Richard Howe, Earl, 1726-1799

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryMilitary SuppliesNavyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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