William Wyndham (1750-1810), Secretary at War, is requesting information regarding the delay in implementing his order for sending arms to the Royalist Army and seeks measures to rectify this situation. He is concerned that 3 copies of one of his letters were found on the same ship, and that after three attempts to deliver the arms due to poor weather the ship returned to Plymouth. He comments on the great gloom over the intelligence of the last letters, and the final comment in the letter gives a good indication that he considers that all was lost. He comments on Mr. Dumansque who had recently been over, and seeks information on the quantity of arms which are to be supplied. The arms that are the subject of this letter would have been those which were being supplied in preparation for the ill-fated Quiberon expedition. This is a most unusual letter because it is to an unnamed recipient and is entirely holograph instead of secretary written, which would seem to suggest that it was meant to be kept secret.