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By Fred T. Jane

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With the election results in doubt, Captain Elphinstone received orders from the Admiralty to proceed to sea in the Warwick (50). 6 For the next two years Elphinstone remained on active duty and could not take his seat in Parliament; however, he maintained correspondence with friends in Britain and began to believe, from firsthand experience, that the American War was lost. He lamented after the failure at the Chesapeake and commented to his sister, “We make but a bad hand of war. . ”7 With these feelings, he increasingly identified with those who opposed George III and sought to end the war.

36 “My liking the sea very well”: Education and Advancement—His Early Naval Career (1746–82) / 15 Elphinstone took charge of the naval defense of East Florida, which was made difficult by the many islands, inlets, and lagoons that formed a series of inland waterways. In addition to the Otter, the naval command included several row galleys guarding the entrance to the St. Johns River. During the months he remained on the coast, the American force was rendered inactive by disease and a general lack of commitment in the face of Elphinstone’s naval squadron.

In each instance he voted against Pitt and for the heir. 21 When George III recovered and learned of Elphinstone’s actions, it upset the king. This displeasure surfaced when Prince William, now the Duke of Clarence and of St. Andrews, named Elphinstone to his permanent household as controller and treasurer. George III contended that he had supported the Opposition against the royal prerogative, and this could not be tolerated. ”22 While Elphinstone’s relationship with the Duke of Clarence and the Prince of Wales matured, the forty-one-year-old officer sought companionship in marriage.

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