The Life of Henry Pelham, Fifth Duke of Newcastle; 1811-1864

The Life of Henry Pelham, Fifth Duke of Newcastle; 1811-1864

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... 15, 1854. 'I do not understand from your letter that any question is now pending with respect to the recall of Dundas; nor, indeed, is there any specific charge made against him, with the exception of his not having prevented the Russian garrison of Anapa from passing into the Crimea. I think this would be a very insufficient ground on which to act without further explanation. In the first place, the fact itself requires confirmation; but even if true, Graham told me a month ago, when I spoke to him on the subject, that it would be impossible for Dundas to prevent the passage of the troops. 'Dundas may be remiss and incapable, but I could never agree to his recall on general accusations of incapacity without any proof or special charge brought against him. This would be most unjust, and an act against which Sir Edmund Lyons would be the first to protest. 'Dundas has behaved with great generosity to Sir Edmund Lyons. He has shown no suspicion of him, but, on the contrary, has had the good sense to give him his entire confidence. 'Had Dundas been lukewarm in the cause, he might easily have found professional reasons for demurring to the request of Lord Raglan that 1,000 marines should be landed at Sebastopol; but he-' you tell me, but appears to wish that if possible all scandal should be avoided. 'I am quite satisfied that this is in the highest degree desirable, and I do not think anything can occur to make it necessary to take any such extreme step as you authorize the adoption of. 'It is, however, very gratifying to me, and I make no doubt it is equally so to Sir Edmund Lyons, that you should place such confidence in us.' A week after it was written, and before it could reach its destination, the Duke's letter to Lord Raglan received a...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650240X
  • 9781236502407