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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 71 pages of information about The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, Vol II..

The time is now come—­that, profiting of my forbearance, the Spanish ships are fitting for sea.  It is not possible, if they persist in their preparations, that I can avoid attacking them, even in the port of Palermo; for they never can, or shall, be suffered to go to sea, and placed in a situation of assisting the French, against not only Great Britain, but also the Two Sicilies.

I have, therefore, to request, that your Excellency will convey my sentiments on this very delicate subject to his Sicilian Majesty’s ministers, that they may take measures to prevent such a truly unpleasant event happening; which would be as much against my wish as it can be against their’s:  and I request that your Excellency will, through its proper channel, assure his Sicilian Majesty, that his safety and honour is as dear to me as that of our Royal Master.

I have the honour to be, with the greatest respect, my dear Sir William, your Excellency’s most affectionate, humble servant,

  BRONTE NELSON OF
  THE NILE.

THE END.

    Printed by Macdonald and Son, Cloth Fair, London.

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