Supplementary Despatches and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K. G.: Peninsula, 1810-1813

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Pàgina 541 - I have the honour to be Your lordship's Most obedient, humble servant, HOR.
Pàgina 172 - ... it ; and, therefore, I think that he will not ask for leave. We read occasionally of desperate cases of this description, but I cannot say that I have ever yet known of a young lady dying of love. They contrive, in some manner, to live, and look tolerably well, notwithstanding their despair and the continued absence of their lover; and some have even been known to recover so far as to be inclined to take another lover, if the absence of the first has lasted too long.
Pàgina 43 - England) have the power, or the inclination, or the nerves to do all that ought to be done to carry the contest on as it might be. I am the commander of the British army without any of the patronage or power that an officer in that situation has always had. I have remonstrated against this system, but in vain.
Pàgina 313 - It is now full time that the plunder of Badajoz should cease ; and the Commander of the Forces requests that an officer and six steady non-commissioned officers may be sent from each regiment, British and Portuguese, of the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and Light divisions, into the town to-morrow morning, at 5 o'clock, in order to bring away any men that may be straggling there.
Pàgina 350 - I am sorry to say our loss was severe, as the enemy brought a support, and my troops being too eager in pursuit, we were obliged to relinquish a great number of prisoners which we had taken, and to fall back on this place.
Pàgina 493 - That this House doth highly approve and acknowledge the valour and patient perseverance displayed by the non-commissioned officers and private soldiers, both European and Native, employed in Afghanistan, and that the same be signified to them by the commanders of the several corps, who are desired to thank them for their gallant behaviour.
Pàgina 176 - Lord Liverpool was quite right not to move thanks for the battle at Fuentes, though it was the most difficult one I was ever concerned in, and against the greatest odds. We had very nearly three to one against us engaged ; above four to one of cavalry ; and, moreover, our cavalry had not a gallop in them, while some of that of the enemy was fresh and in excellent order. If Boney had been there we should have been beaten.
Pàgina 176 - They were never determined to fight it ; they did not occupy the ground as they ought ; they were ready to run away at every moment from the time it commenced till the French retired...
Pàgina 490 - Ireland during the course of the war; and that the same be communicated to them, by the commanding officers of the several corps, who are desired to thank them for their meritorious conduct.
Pàgina 350 - I beg leave again to repeat, that the exertions of the officers to restore order was conspicuous ; but the two regiments having got mixed in the charge, it took some time before this object could be accomplished, during which we lost most of the prisoners we had taken, and suffered, I am grieved to say, severely. It is a satisfaction to me to be able to add, that the enemy lost in killed and wounded full as much as ourselves, and considered himself completely routed. I have, &c., (Signed) JOHN SLADE,...

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