An Account of the Earl of Peterborow's Conduct in Spain, Chiefly Since the Raising Siege of Barcelona, 1706; To Which in Added the Campagne of Valencia, with Original Papers ...

An Account of the Earl of Peterborow's Conduct in Spain, Chiefly Since the Raising Siege of Barcelona, 1706; To Which in Added the Campagne of Valencia, with Original Papers ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1707 edition. Excerpt: ...Italy; procuring that the Admirals should leave a competent number of Ships on the Coast of Andalufia, to hinder, by that diversion, the Ene' v mxes mies Troops, designed for the defence of Cadiz, and other Frontier Places, from joyning with the Duke of Anjazfs Army, to the very great prejudice Of the Common Cause. _ That, my Lord Peterboraw, having put in Execution the Queens Commands-in Italy, should without delay, return well as to bring the Intelligences, that may be Important to the Success of the present Engagements. with the Fleet, and attempt the taking of Port Maken, judging t is Conquest of the very highest Importance, in the present posture of Affairs; the Coasts of Catalonia and I/alemria remaining ever expos'd to the Invasion os the Enemy, unless protected by the Neighbourhood of the Fleet. For which end, it is indispensible, that the Fleet be ordered to continue during the Winter in the said Port, and that the necessary Instances be repeated to the Queen of England, that She would please to Command, that Her Fleet have such Orders sor theensuing Winter, without which, the conservation of Catalo nia and Valencia must be despaired of. The Earl of Peterlzororv Charges himfell' with the Care of sending light Frigats to Lisbon, to transport the Mon which might have been provided in t at Court for the Pay of the Army, as well Besides these Powers to authorize his leaving Spain, his Lordship had withal very strong and prevailing reasons from the posture of affairs there. For very miserable was the present condition of our Army, for want of mony; and the prospectstill worse, unless effectual means were us'd for a speedy supply. In this neceffity the Ministers and Generals earnestly recommended the affair of mony to his Lordship, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813189
  • 9781236813183