Sir Richard John Strachan letter to Sir William Cornwallis

Letter written by Sir Richard John Strachan to Sir William Cornwallis about the capture of the French frigate Resolue on November 21, 1791

This letter, written by Sir Richard John Strachan on November 21, 1791, to his commander Sir William Cornwallis, details the capture of the French frigate Resolue off the coast of Pondicherry, India. This action took place two years after the start of the French Revolution and prior to Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power in 1799.

Sir Richard John Strachan letter, November 21, 1791,MS 145, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, a part of the British maritime history collection at the Woodson Research Center.