The Rights of the Army Vindicated; In an Appeal to the Public on the Case of Captain Foskett to Which Is Subjoined the Whole of Capt. F.'s Correspondence with the Respective Commanders-In-Chief (His Royal Highness the Duke of York and

The Rights of the Army Vindicated; In an Appeal to the Public on the Case of Captain Foskett to Which Is Subjoined the Whole of Capt. F.'s Correspondence with the Respective Commanders-In-Chief (His Royal Highness the Duke of York and

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...impel me to the adoption of so painful a measure. The papers relative to my case, which are in the hands of the Commander-in-Chief, contain so full a recital of the grievances which I have been made to suffer from my Colonel, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, as to render any repetition on that subject, unnecessary. But I trust it will be remembered, not only that my complaints of those grievances were invariably accompanied with the most earnest entreaties for the fullest investigation of my conduct, but that the most satisfactory and conclusive testimonials of the regular discharge of all my military duties, testimonials establishing my character as an officer and a gentleman on the most solid grounds, ate already before-Sir David Dundas, and actually form a part of my case. Feeling myself grievously wronged by my Colonel, I saw, with satisfaction, that the articles of war afforded me the means of obtaining the gracious consideration of His Majesty to the circumstances of my case, by requiring the Commander-in-Chief to investigate and report to the King upon the complaints of officers against their Colonels, &c. in the following terms: " If any officer shall think himself to be wronged by his Colonel, or the Commanding Officer of the regiment, and shall, upon due application made to him, be refused to be redressed, he may complain to the General Commanding-in-Chief of Our Forces, in order to obtain justice, who is hereby required to examine into such complaint, and either by himself, or by Our Secretary at War, to make his report to Us thereupon, in order to receive our further directions." Sensible that nothing more could be wanted to enable me to obtain complete justice than to make my wrongs known to my Sovereign, I formally...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656512
  • 9781236656513