My Campaigns in America; A Journal Kept by Count William de Deux-Ponts, 1780-81 Volume 3

My Campaigns in America; A Journal Kept by Count William de Deux-Ponts, 1780-81 Volume 3

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...one of pleasure, and I will not conceal here the pain, the real pain which the separation from my wife produced. The contest between affection and duty however was not long, the latter carried the day; it experienced only the resistance of a tender heart, and it experienced only enough to give the glory of a victory always certain for a soul that appreciates the claims of honor. My resolution in short could not be doubtful, but as my presence was not very necessary at Landernau before the month of April, the time fixed for the embarkation of the troops, I asked for leave of absence until March 31st. The objections which the Minister of War made to my request were overcome by the solicitations of the Countess de Linanges, which were prompted by a friendly interest in me, and she obtained it for me. I took affectionate leave of my poor mother March 27th, and left my wife March 28th; the tenderest adieux become heart-rending and my heart experienced them. I took my departure. Some tears and many reflections upon what I had left behind, upon what was to become of me, and upon the glory that I might perhaps achieve, --these occupied the time of my journey. I reached Landernau on the 31st, where I found orders for our embarkation on the 4 th of April, and I there 2 Landernau is about twelve miles from Brest. learned the unfortunate necessity that compelled us to leave behind the regiments of Neustrie and Anhalt for the want of means of transportation, and we left Landernau on the 4th of April. The regiment of Royal Deuxponts arrived at Brest the same day and went on board of the "Eveille" of 64 guns, the "Venus," the "Comtesse de Noailles," the "Loire " and the "Ecureuil." Then began the embarkation...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612965
  • 9781236612960