SANTO DOMINGO. British Expeditionary Force 1796. 18377



Letter Signed by A.W.Farbier[?], surgeon, to Sir John Thomas Duckworth (Commander in Chief), representing to him the case of Lieutenant Paul Godby of His Majesty’s Ship Canada, severely afflicted with Rheumatic Gout, and stating that “a change of Climate” is absolutely necessary for his recovery. 1 page 12 x 8 inches, folds, in fine condition, docketed on receipt. Naval Hospital at Mole St. Nicholas [Santo Domingo], 25 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.