Supplementary Despatches and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K. G.: India, 1797-1805

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Σελίδα 512 - I had the honour to lend you the other night at play; and which I shall be much obliged to you if you will let me have some time either to-day or to-morrow. I am sir, Your most obedient, most humble servant, GEORGE TRENT.
Σελίδα 202 - I have the honour to enclose the copy of a letter which I received from Marshal Beresford, in which he enclosed the letter from Colonel Cox, to which I have to add, that the two officers mentioned in that letter, the Tenente del...
Σελίδα 512 - Sir, — I have had the honour of receiving your letter of the 29th ultimo making an application in favour of five Gentlemen for whom you are desirous of procuring the appointment of Chief Constable whenever the Lord Lieutenant shall determine upon extending to the Co. Westmeath the Constable Act. "I will not fail to submit your request to his Excellency's consideration...
Σελίδα 565 - I have had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 28th of January respecting the bust of Chevalier John Paul Jones.
Σελίδα 187 - I HAVE had the honour to receive your letter of the 23rd instant. In that letter you inform me that you are instructed to say that the Government of the United States must continue to insist that Great Britain has made itself responsible for the damages which the citizens of the United States sustain by the depredations of the vessel called the "Alabama.
Σελίδα 172 - Chinaman to be condemned to death unless he confesses that he is guilty of the crime of which he is accused...
Σελίδα 32 - ... reported, and is still believed by many, that Sir Robert Walpole upon the loss of his, made Miss Skirret an honest woman ; but if it be so, the marriage is not yet owned. That you may, in health and happiness, see many 30th of Novembers, is the most sincere and hearty wish of yours, &c.
Σελίδα 63 - ... not practicable for the British navy to patrol all the harbours effectively. Besides, the French navy could make a determined bid for supremacy, though temporary, in the Indian Ocean, the way they had done during the American War of Independence. In this connection Arthur Wellesley wrote in 1802 : "We have seen the French navies contend with those of Great Britain and an opinion had frequently been advanced by those who are in the habit of considering these questions that during this war the...
Σελίδα 548 - In respect to the bribe offered to you and myself, I am surprised, that any man in the character of a British officer should not have given the Rajah to understand that the offer would be considered as an insult, and that he should not rather have forbidden its renewal, than that he should have encouraged it, and even offered to receive a quarter of the sum proposed to be given to him for prompt payment. I can attribute your conduct, on this occasion, to nothing excepting the most inconsiderate indiscretion,...
Σελίδα 89 - Chased into his own homelands, the Raja had been captured starving, when he ventured out in search of food. Three hundred of his headmen were collected for what the editor of the Duke of Wellington's Indian papers has styled 'the edifying spectacle of the public execution of the most guilty...

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