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The Addenda contain such additional information as has been transmitted to me since the Work went to the Press. At p. 866, will be found a copy of the petition which was originally presented to the Guardians of the Widows' Charity, relative to the pensions granted to relicts of Naval Officers; and which led to the establishment of the benevolent regulations now in force.
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The abbreviations will be readily understood by referring to the titles of officers, as given at length at the commencement of each memoir.
A Supplement to the Addenda will be delivered with the next volume.
Vol. II. commences with the memoirs of the Superannuated Rear-Admirals and Retired Captains, and contains those of all the Post-Captains who were living on the first day of the present year; and of those officers who have since obtained Post rank.
Vol. III. will contain Memoirs of all the Commanders whose names appeared on the Admiralty List of Sea Officers at the same period, together with those since added. A general Index to the Contents, and a Chronological Table of all the actions &c. recorded in the work, will be given at the end of the volume.
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