The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir John Malcolm, G. C. B; Late Envoy to Persia, and Governor of Bombay

The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir John Malcolm, G. C. B; Late Envoy to Persia, and Governor of Bombay

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...the 15th of next month. I shall then proceed to join the General, and from that to Bombajr, which I should by this plan reach about the 15th of March; and I must at that time be distinctly informed of the GovernorGeneral's wishes with respect to my destination. If it is his pleasure that I should remain at Mysore, I shall go by sea to Madras, and it is possible that a short trip may do me some good, though my complaints are, I fear, too radical to admit of an expectation of a complete recovery from anything short of a voyage home. I may, however, if that is not deemed advisable, be able to get on in a sickand-well way for a twelvemonth or two longer." General Wellesley hjd urgently impressed on the GovernorGeneral the expediency of deputing Malcolm to England; but the latter soon began to regret that he had ever touched upon the subject, though it lay very near to his heart. "I am almost sorry," he wrote on the 27th of January to the General, "that I ever agitated the subject. Lord Wellesley may conceive that my request to go home, with a recommendation to retain my allowances, is improper. I wrote to Shawe not to bring it forward if there appeared the least fear of such a conclusion." But a few days afterwards he received the following letter from his friend: GENERAL WELLESLEY TO MAJOR MALCOLM. (Secret and confidential.) Camp, Jan. 31,1804. My Dear Malcolm, --The Governor-General has received a LETTER FROM GENERAL WELLESLEY. 257 letter from Henry (Wellesley), in which Henry informs him that he had had a long conversation with Mr. Addington on the subject of the support which the Governor-General was to expect from Ministers hereafter, in which Mr. Addington said plainly that they could not support the...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568761
  • 9781236568762