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By Robert Shenk

Drawing seriously on formerly unknown assets, Robert Shenk deals a revealing portrait of America's small Black Sea Fleet within the years following global struggle I. Home-ported in Constantinople, army ships sped to the Crimea to aid evacuate a few 150,000 White Russians, after which coordinated the grain shipments that ended a negative Russian famine. The fleet's successes in evacuating approximately 200,000 ethnic Armenian and Greek refugees from Smyrna and in rescuing tens of hundreds of thousands from mainland Turkey also are targeted in complete. Shenk's incisive depiction of Admiral Mark Bristol as either head of U.S. naval forces and the United States s leader diplomat within the area William Leahy, Thomas Kinkaid, Julian Wheeler, and diplomat Allen Dulles served lower than him aid to make this e-book the first-ever finished account of an important, yet little-known naval venture.

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42–3. 1 2 Maurice Nelson. Naples. 14 FAMILY 12. ALS: To Mr Maurice Nelson, 2 February 1799 My Dear Brother I am truly sorry you should think I had neglected you abt: the Agency1 but it was no more in my power to name an agent than an Emperor. All the Captains had Brothers Cousins or friends, as all agreed this could not be done they agreed for me to name a Man who I thought could serve them best and with responsibility. Davison2 was the only Man I knew who answer’d the description. As to head money &c: &c: on great occasions form must be dispensed with, there were no Consuls in Egypt & the very best Testimony has been produced.

This is all the Squadron News I know and in this part of the World we have none for the same things goes round every year, therefore what can I tell you my letters must be short. I am not Married Yet but I hope to be before you See Me and if you can get a good woman you cant do better. Take our Cousin Ellen and Her two thousand pounds and then you will be a full Rector. To everybody that asks after Me remember my compts: to Mrs Bolton &c Love and believe that I am ever your Most Affectionate Brother Horatio Nelson 1 His sister, Anne Nelson.

Lord Ellenborough was the Lord Chief Justice at the time. 2 Nelson was about to be formally installed as a Knight of Bath and was entitled to nominate two ‘Esquires’ or supporters. (See Letter 20 on p. ) 3 Sir William Hamilton died on 6 April.

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