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The British Navy, despite the national emergency of the war with France, continued to have great difficulty finding crews other than pressed men and derelicts (the press gangs scoured the country for whatever material could be found). But Nelson, relying on the prestige of his family in the Norfolk area, had been able to attract a more willing breed. It was these men, who increasingly came to regard him as a leader worthy of love rather than fear, that Nelson inbuilt twelve years before — — his own kind of fighting force.

A detach- 69th— now called the Welsh Regiment— was serving as marines and did splendidly throughout. Within a few moments the San Josef was in British hands. Just beyond her was an even larger ship, the San Nicolas, which ment of the had been run alongside her compatriot. Nelson ordered Captain Miller to send a party across the San Josef to take the other ship by storm. Nelson followed. " he said, "a Spanish the quarter-deck rail, without arms, and had surrendered. From this welcome information it was not long before I was on the quarter-deck when the Spanish captain, with bended knee, presented me his sword and told me the admiral was dying with his wounds below and on the quarter-deck of a Spanish first rate, officer came upon said the ship .

I boarded, if I may be allowed the expression, an outpost of the enemv, situated on an island in the river; Brigadier. " But Xelson was not immune to the perils of the Central American climate, and once again, as in India, he came in the report of the expedition written 35 down with fever. having lost Among He withdrew in a sloop to a large proportion of his Jamaica, men from Nelson's earlier surviving letters written from Lady cover. His hostess is after sickness. a sad note Parker's house, where he went to re- was away, and he was wretched.

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