ANSON, GEORGE. 1697-1762.
Document Signed ("G. Anson"), 1 p, oblong 8vo, on board HMS Yarmouth, December 11, 1746, being orders as to what signal to send upon discovering enemy ships, directed to Captain Saumarez of the Nottingham, countersigned by Anson's secretary Sir Philip Stephens, clean fold through date.
Vice-Admiral Anson issues orders while cruising off the very westernmost point of France, on the look-out for a French fleet commanded by the Duke d'Enville on its way back from Nova Scotia. The French received a tip-off from Dutch merchants and managed to get their helpless squadron back to Brest undetected.