Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, Second Marquess of Londonderry: v. 1. The Irish rebellion. v. 2. Arrangements for a union. v. 3. Completion of the legislative union. v. 4. Concessions to Catholics and dissenters. Emmett's insurrection
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Page 426 - staff in England; or, if that should not be practicable, that I should remain without employment. You will hear from others of the various causes which I must have for being dissatisfied, not only with the military and other public measures of the Commander-in-Chief, but with his treatment of myself. I am convinced it is
Page 285 - You will consider that this conjoint expedition has for its object the capture or destruction of the enemy's ships either building at Antwerp and Flushing, or afloat in the Scheldt, the destruction of the arsenals and dock-yards at Antwerp, Terneuse, and Flushing, the reduction of the island of Walcheren, and the rendering, if possible, the Scheldt no longer navigable for ships of war. If
Page 433 - Dalrymple that I was not able to perform the duty in which you had desired I should be employed; that I was not a topographical engineer, and could not pretend to describe in writing such a country as the Asturias ; and he appeared to think that some of the gentlemen of the
Page 470 - 7. The French and auxiliary troops shall be subsisted, from the period of their departure from Gizeh to the time of their embarkation, conformably to the regulations of the French army, and from the day of their embarkation to that of their landing in France, agreeably to the naval regulations of England. Art.
Page 153 - more than half an hour; and, in the event of an absolute refusal, you are either to cannonade the town, or attack the fleet, wherever it may be, holding it in mind that the getting possession, and, next to that, the destruction, of the Turkish fleet, is the object of the first consideration.
Page 153 - to gain time, for preparing their resistance or securing their ships, I would recommend that no negociation should be continued more than half an hour; and, in the event of an absolute refusal, you are either to cannonade the town, or attack the fleet, wherever it may be, holding it in mind that the getting
Page 429 - the operations of our army should be near the French frontier, he will have the means of multiplying, and will multiply, the numbers upon our army in such a degree as must get the better of them. For the British army, therefore, we must have a retreat open, and that retreat must be the sea.
Page 481 - excepting the performance of their military duty under their instructions, and Sir John Moore will be unwilling to throw himself into the heart of Spain unless he is ordered to do so, or to make arrangements preparatory to that operation till it will be ordered by Government, when such arrangements will be too
Page 409 - Sir Harry did not land till late in the day, in the midst of the attack, and he desired me to continue my own operations ; and, as far as I am personally concerned in the action, I was amply rewarded for any disappointment I might have felt in not having had an opportunity of bringing the