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ciety, and laid out worthy and manly Qualities, in the Service of the Publick. No Man has more eminently distinguished himself this way, than Mr. CADOGAN; With a Contempt of Pleasure, Rest, and Ease, when called to the Duties of your Glorious Profession, you have lived in a familiarity with Dangers, and with a strict Eye upon the final Purpose of the Attempt, have wholly disregarded what should befal yourself in the


Prosecution of it; Thus has Life risen to You, as fast as you resigned it, and every New Hour, for having so frankly lent the preceding Moments to the Cause of Justice and of Liberty, has come Home to You, improved with Honour: This happy Distinction, which is so very peculiar to You, with the Addition of Industry, Vigilance, Patience of Labour, Thirst and Hunger, in common with the


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meanest Soldier, has made your present Fortune Unenvied. For the Publick always reap greater Advantage, from the Example of Successful Merit, than the Deserving Man himself can possibly be possess’d of; Your Country knows how eminently you excel in the several Parts of Military Skill, whether in assigning the Encampment, accommodating the Troops, leading to the Charge, or pursuing the Ene


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my: the Retreat being the only Part of the Profession which has not fallen within the Experience of those, who learn’d their Warfare under the Duke of MARLBOROUGH. But the true and honest Purpose of this Epistle is to desire a place in Your Friendship, without pretending to add any thing to your Reputation, who, by Your own Gallant Actions, have acquired that Your Name through all Ages shall be

A 4 read read with Honour, whereever Mention shall be made of that Illustrious Captain.

I am, SIR,

Your most obedient

and most humble Servant,


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