The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington; During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France

The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington; During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... at Guarda. 'The enemy have made no movement of any importance since I wrote last; nor have they made any serious demonstration to attack Almeida; nor do I hear of any preparations for that operation. 'There are no French troops between the Tagus and the Sierra Morena. They have made no movement in the north; but Seras has got together his corps between Zamora and Leon: and the whole disposition ordered by the Emperor in the end of May has been carried into execution. I suppose we shall hear of his arrival soon. 'Ever yours most affectionately, 'The Right Hon. H. Wellesley.' 'Wellington. To Admiral Sir Richard Keats, K.B. 'My Dear Sin, 'Celorico, 2nd August, 1810. 'I have been much gratified by the receipt of your letter of the 24th July; and I assure you that I shall have much pleasure in co-operating with you for the public service. 'I doubt not that, before you left England, the King's servants gave you all the information in their power regarding the state of affairs in the Peninsula; but lest they should not, I will give you an outline of them in this letter. 'Since the battle of Ocafia in November last, and the subsequent passage of the Sierra Morena in January, there has been no Spanish army in the field capable of making any resistance to the French. The allied British and Portuguese army under my command in this quarter, and the corps of the Marques de la Romana, consisting of about 10,000 or 12,000 men, without cavalry, on the frontiers of Estremadura and Portugal, are all that we have capable of opposing the enemy in front. 'There are small detachments of Spanish troops in the mountains of Honda, between Gibraltar and Cadiz; in the Alpujarras in Granada, and in Cuenca; and there is a body of troops still assembled with O'Donnell in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485300
  • 9781236485304