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A historic note written by a signalman on HMS Victory in which he tells how he persuaded Admiral Lord Nelson to alter his famous 'England expects...' order at Trafalgar has emerged 211 years later.<br />
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Just as Nelson's navy was about to go into the momentous battle against the combined French and Spanish fleet on October 21, 1805, the hero sailor issued a rousing message to the crews.<br />
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Nelson instructed John Pasco, to hoist the message 'England confides that every man will do his duty' but the signalman changed the word 'confides' to 'expects'. <br />
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In the 1830s Pasco explained the series of events in the handwritten note which will go on sale at Bonhams November 9.