Macintosh's System of 'National Defence; ' Or, 'New Strategies in Warfare' Also His Offical Correspondence with the British Government, Disclosing 'The True Cause' of the Continuation of the Late War

Macintosh's System of 'National Defence; ' Or, 'New Strategies in Warfare' Also His Offical Correspondence with the British Government, Disclosing 'The True Cause' of the Continuation of the Late War

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...the Duke of Newcastle granted me an interview; and, after having fully explained the nature of my new system of warfare, and made several practical experiments in the private gardens of the War Department, in the presence of his Grace, Mr. Sidney Herbert, Lieutenant-Colonel Lefroy, and others, the Duke informed me that he would give instructions to have the matter fully investigated. On the 8th December I addressed a letter to the Secretary of the Admiralty, and received the following reply on the 9 th: --5, Euston Place, Euston Square, Letter to the qTp Dec. 8, 1854. Secretary of 1K theAdmiraity, 1 consequence of Sir James Graham's intro s, iii i -w ia?i4. m n mi ir l i duction of me to oir 1 nomas Maitland, to inquire into my invention as a destructive agent, I have proved its great power and efficacy in various ways, and shown that the barrier now existing at the mouth of the harbour of Sebastopol would form no obstacle to its awful effects, while it may be brought into immediate use with little expense. Sir Thomas Maitland is satisfied of its value, and is prepared, as I understand, to make a report on the subject; and the Government chemist at Portsmouth is convinced of its safety in carriage. May I then request that you will obtain for me an appointment with the Honourable Board of Admiralty, as early as practicable, that I may give any explanation which may be required to enable them to decide on its immediate introduction? I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient servant, (Signed) John Macintosh. The Secretary of the Admiralty. (Reply.) SlR Admiralty, 9th December, 1854. Admiralty, x Tit x i /-. 9th Dec. 1854. 1 Am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 8th instant, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236551191