One page, 4to, integral blank with Howe's docket: "The Kings Note, in return with S: E: Hughes's Dispateches brought by Capt. Carpenter." Fine condition. Regarding naval encounters with the French: "It seems rather difficult to understand Sir Edward Hughes's account of his Engagements, but it appears as if He is contented with the behavior of the Officers and Men under His Command, and that the French have on all those occasions retired, but I fear the honour that has been gained does not compensate for the defects occasioned to the General State of the Fleet. Ld. Howes's knowledge must make him a much better Judge than I can pretend to be and therefore I will not say more...."" /> GEORGE III, <I>King of England</I>. Autograph letter signed ("G.R." with large encircling paraph), to Earl Richard Howe, First Lord of the Admiralty, Queen's House, 8:30 p.m., 6 April 1783. <I>One page, 4to, integral blank with Howe's docket: "The Kings Note, in return with S: E: Hughes's Dispateches brought by Capt. Carpenter."</I> Fine condition. Regarding naval encounters with the French: "It seems rather difficult to understand Sir Edward Hughes's account of his Engagements, but it appears as if He is contented with the behavior of the Officers and Men under His Command, and that the French have on all those occasions retired, but I fear the honour that has been gained does not compensate for the defects occasioned to the General State of the Fleet. Ld. Howes's knowledge must make him a much better Judge than I can pretend to be and therefore I will not say more...." | Christie's