The Political State of Great Britain Volume 3

The Political State of Great Britain Volume 3

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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. 1712 edition. Excerpt: ... and feeding this Service; not to mention-some extraordinary Expences of a higher Nature, which-ought only to be hinted at. And l affirm, that whatever Sums have been receiv d on this Ac count, have been constantly employ'd in procuring Intelligence, in keeping Correl ondence, and other Secret Service. lf any Gentleman should doubt this, s and imagine that this Expence could have been sup-a ported by the I. IOOOO per Annnm, I desire them to_ consider, that the present War in Flander', from the' beginning of it, has been an Offenfive' War; the Campaigns early and long-, the variety of Actions have been very great, wherein so many Battels have' been fought, Lines fordd, and so many strong Towns = taken with Trenches opened; but yet during the' lallr-, 4 War, which was of another kind, if regard be had only to what was allowed by the Publick, it is cer; tain, that the Charge on this Head, in three Cam-_z84 The POLXTICAL STATE the Ten Campaigns of this And tho' the Merit of our Successes should be least of all attributed to the General, yet the many SuccessfusActions, such as have snrpassed our own Hopes, or the Apprehensii ons of the Enemy in this present War in Flanders, 7' to which our Constant good intelligence has greatly contributed, must convince every Gentleman, that fiich Advices have been obtain'd, and conlequently that this Money has been rightly applied Having given this full and faithful Account of the Rise and Use of this Deduction, it must, I flatter my self, appear toevery Body that hears me, to have been a Real Service, as well as saving of ' Money to the Publick. And tho' Honour is due to the Memory of the late King, who formed this Expedient, and to Her Majesty who approved of it by Her Warrant, I can't upon this...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781791
  • 9781236781796