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" This unfortunate event, it is to be hoped, will in future prevent ministers from pretending to direct operations of war in a country at three thousand miles distance, of which they have so little knowledge as not to be able to distinguish between good,... "
A History of the British Army - Page 240
by Sir John William Fortescue - 1902
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1908
...surrender of Saratoga with 4,000 men. 'This unfortunate event,' he wrote to Burgoyne on November 17, 'it is to be hoped will in future prevent Ministers...which, from their nature, are ever on the change.' * The gallant and capable Clinton, who succeeded General Howe in command of the field force in the...
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The United Service

Military art and science - 1903
...these events, considers that Burgoyne's orders required him to force his way at all hazards, and adds, "this unfortunate event, it is to be hoped, will in...war in a country at three thousand miles distance." General Wilkinson says, in his "Memoirs," "The conduct of Burgoyne on this occasion marked the soldier,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 199

English literature - 1904
...in pursuance of a new scheme, the capture of Philadelphia. The result was the surrender of Saratoga. 'This unfortunate event, it is to be hoped, will in...matters which, from their nature, are ever on the change ' (iii, 242). So wrote Carleton, who commanded in Canada ; and Mr Fortescue quotes it as the only pertinent...
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The First American Civil War: First Period,1775-1778, with ..., Volume 2

Henry Belcher - Great Britain - 1911
...traced all these misfortunes to Germaine. Sir Guy Carleton wrote a few weeks after this disaster : This unfortunate event, it is to be hoped, will, in...Ministers from pretending to direct operations of war at 3000 miles distance, of which they have so little real knowledge as not to be able to distinguish...
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The War for American Independence: From 1760 to the Surrender at Yorktown in ...

Samuel B. Griffith - History - 2002 - 725 pages
...destined to be the first stopping place on a long and weary trail. There, Burgoyne received a letter from Carleton: "This unfortunate event, it is to be hoped,...which from their nature, are ever on the change." The hopes of Carleton and many others, who with reason expected Germain to be dismissed and a more...
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Decisive Battles of the U.S.A., 1776-1918

J. F. C. Fuller - History - 2007 - 416 pages
...by Sir Guy Carleton to Burgoyne on November 12, 1777 — one month after his surrender at Saratoga: This unfortunate event, it is to be hoped, will in...able to distinguish between good, bad or interested advice, or to give positive orders in matters, which from their nature are ever upon the change ; so...
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The Price of Peace: Just War in the Twenty-First Century

Charles Reed, David Ryall - Political Science - 2007
...wrote to General 'Gentleman Johnny' Burgoyne, after the latter's surrender at Saratoga in October 1777: This unfortunate event, it is to be hoped, will in...pretending to direct operations of war in a country at 3,000 miles distance, of which they have so little knowledge as not to be able to distinguish between...
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