SANTO DOMINGO. British Expeditionary Force 1796. 13021



Letter Signed by A.W.Farbier[?], surgeon, to Sir John Thomas Duckworth, Commodore and Commander in Chief, representing to him the case of “Mr Jerdan, Surgeons Mate of His Majesty’s Ship Dictator”, requesting the issue of “an Order” so that he can have medical assistance. 1 page 12 x 8 inches, folds, in good condition, with with a blank piece torn from the lower right corner, and a small blank piece torn from the lower left corner. Docketed on receipt. Naval Hospital, Mole St. Nicholas, 28 July 1796. Documents from this disastrous attempt to hold Santo Domingo are uncommon. During the five years of British occupation not less than 20,000 men were lost from disease alone.