The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K.G.: Peninsula and France, 1813-1814


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Σελίδα 482 - Lestrade, and I shall be very much obliged to you if you will let me hear of any fresh, developments of so singular a chain of events.
Σελίδα 307 - If I could now bring forward 20,000 good Spaniards, paid and fed, I should have Bayonne. If I could bring forward 40,000, I don't know where I should stop. Now I have both the 20,000 and the 40,000 at my command, upon this frontier, but I cannot venture to bring forward any for want of means of paying and supporting them. Without pay and food, they must plunder; and if they plunder, they will ruin us all.
Σελίδα 49 - Passages; and I shall be much obliged to you if you will be so kind as to let me have...
Σελίδα 635 - Pack was wounded, but was enabled to remain in the field ; and Colonel Douglas, of the 8th Portuguese regiment, lost his leg ; and I am afraid that I shall be deprived for a considerable time of his assistance.
Σελίδα 169 - The Commander of the Forces has already determined that some Officers, so grossly negligent of their duty, shall be sent to England, that their names may be brought under the attention of the Prince Regent, and that His Royal Highness may give such directions respecting them as he may think proper; as the Commander of the Forces is determined not to command Officers who will not obey his orders.
Σελίδα 538 - Penrose, availed himself of an opportunity which offered on the 23d of February, to cross the Adour below Bayonne, and to take possession of both banks of the river at its mouth. The vessels destined to form the bridge could not get in till the 24th, when the difficult, and at this season of the year, dangerous operation of bringing them in was effected with a degree of gallantry and skill seldom equalled. Lieutenant-General Sir John Hope particularly mentions Captain O'Reilly and Lieutenant Cheshire,...
Σελίδα 354 - I have the honor to enclose the copy of a letter which I have received from...
Σελίδα 633 - I had no alternative, excepting to attack the enemy in this formidable position. It was necessary to move the pontoon bridge higher up the Garonne, in order to shorten the communication with Lieut.
Σελίδα 430 - 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.

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