Minutes of the Proceedings at a Court Martial Assembled for the Trial of Sir Robert Calder

Minutes of the Proceedings at a Court Martial Assembled for the Trial of Sir Robert Calder

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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. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ... received from many of those who had been witnesses of my conduct, as far as they had opportunities of judging of it, were highly gratifying. The Court is already in possession of the letters of the gallant Rear Admiral who was my second in command, than the language of which nothing can be more strong and decisive. I had received from the Admiralty their approbation of my conduct in the action. I had, by the last appointment, received from the Commander in Chief, under whose orders I had acted, the most solid and substantial proof of his satis.ction of the manner in which those orders were execured; and I had flattered myself, that upon my return, I should have been again honoured with the approbation of my Sovereign, and that my brave associates in the fight would have received those rewards which are the usual attendants of victories, such as that which we had achieved--this they at least merited, whatever might have been my subsequent conduct. The Court will judge what a difappointment it must have been to those expectations, and what must have been the senfations I felt, on the arrival of ships from England, to find myself traduced and vilified in all the newspapers.--Even the most moderate of them accused me of playing with the seelings of the public, and disappointing those expectations which 1 had myself contributed to raise. I selt myself not a little hurt by the consideration, that the manner which had been adopted in the publication of my official account of the action, might have perhaps, if not occasioned, at least given colour to the latter charge, --viz. by its being published, not as an extract, but as a copy, and by concluding with the sol Up to the moment of this publication, except myself and Admiral Stirling, 'who have changed..show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652506X
  • 9781236525062