Receiv’d the news of a battle between the french and English fleets in the West Indies.1 Went to the shops with Mr. Artaud before dinner. Went in the evening with Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud to the concert. After the concert we walked in the garden. Cloudy weather.
1. The battle off Les Saintes, a small group of islands between Guadeloupe and Dominica, which took place 9–12 April 1782 and set Adm. Rodney’s fleet against that of Grasse, who was defeated (Alfred Thayer Mahan, The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence, Boston, 1913, p. 206–226).