The dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington: during his various campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France, from 1799 to 1818, Volume 13

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J. Murray, 1837 - Great Britain
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Page 143 - The attack of the breach in the line wall on the left flank of San Sebastian's took place on the morning of the 25th, when the fall of the tide left the foot of the wall dry, which was soon after day-light. I am sorry to say, that notwithstanding the distinguished gallantry of the troops employed, some of whom did force their way into the town, the attack did...
Page 81 - ... it appears to me that the best thing I can do is, in the first instance, to endeavour to impress firmly upon your minds the conviction that this fact, so much entitled to your attention, and yet so little attended to, is in reality a truth that may be relied on, and may be practically adopted without any fear of disappointment. It is upon this foundation...
Page 116 - To offer a public reward by proclamation for a man's life, and to make a secret bargain to have it taken away, are very different things ; the one is to be done, the other, in my opinion, cannot, by an officer at the head of the troops.
Page 30 - A fellow came here this day and informed me that he had come from the Marhatta country as far as Toomkoor, with a gang employed by Dhoondiah to carry me off when I should go out hunting. He says that Dhoondiah proposes to collect a large gang in this neighbourhood, and to join them himself. In order to prove to him how little I fear his gang, I go out hunting to-morrow ; but I have desired my friend to join his gang again, and I have promised him a reward if he will enable me to lay hands upon them...
Page 150 - I sent Stevenson towards Deodroog, and along the Kistna, to prevent him from sending his guns and baggage to his ally, the Rajah of Soorapoor ; and I pushed forward the whole of the Marhatta and Mogul cavalry in one body, between Stevenson's corps and mine.
Page 151 - My reason for preferring this road is that I may awe Kistnapah Naig into a peace, and next because I shall do less injury to the country on that road than on any other. It is a grass country ; will afford plenty of forage, and as the cultivation is in general paddy, it will not be injured. You can have no conception of the number of people and cattle that I have got with me ; and I shudder at the thoughts of the injury which they will do to any dry grain country through which they will pass.
Page 198 - Bangalore ; and although I think it very probable that the plan will never be put in execution, I shall be obliged to you if you will now and then take a look at my house, and urge forward the painting of it...
Page 150 - Dhoondiah's army, in which he was killed. His body was recognised, and was brought into camp on a gun attached to the 19th dragoons. After I had crossed the Malpoorba, it appeared to me very clear, that if I pressed upon the King of the Two Worlds...
Page 39 - I acknowledge that the proof of the alibi has much weight with me, and that I detain the people now only out of respect for the opinions of those who have made the investigation, and who do not agree with me. ' Believe me, &c. ' Lieut. Colonel Close. ' ARTHUR WELLESLEY. ' I enclose advertisements about gram from the Military Board.
Page 73 - ... which alone the peace of the world can be restored and maintained : and although the aggrandizement and security of the power of one's own country is the duty of every man, all nations may depend upon it that the best security for power, and for every advantage now possessed, or to be acquired, is to be found in the reduction of the power and influence of the grand disturber...

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