Supplementary Despatches, Correspondence, and Memoranda Volume 6

Supplementary Despatches, Correspondence, and Memoranda Volume 6

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...In the meanwhile I send these few lines to inform you that the longer you can delay your actually passing the Portuguese frontier the less will he the ill-temper and alarm in this quarter; that, if you can take up your position within the Spanish frontier, it will be more satisfactory here; that I shall explain distinctly that it is your intention to retire to the Portuguese frontier, and within it, if you should think fit; and that I shall add the impossibility of your resuming offensive operations. I shall also advise the Spaniards to adopt a defensive system, and shall say nothing of the possibility of your acting again in Spain on any defensive plan. Perhaps this might answer without any positive declaration that you never mean to co-operate again with them. This might be offensive, and perhaps is not yet necessary. In this state I conclude that you will move towards Portugal without any hurry. The Spaniards will not allow their troops to remain on the Tagus; I believe they will bring them to Monasterio. Let me know whether you have yet received any of the supplies which M. de Garay vows to have sent you. I enclose two papers for your inspection. I conclude that, under your present view of the subject, you could not accept the command proposed to you. I mean to employ expressions to that effect in my answer to M. de Garay, which is written, but not yet copied fairly. I shall write to you again to-morrow or the next day. Ever yours most affectionately, Wei.i.esley. VOL. VI. Z 243. To the Marquess Wdlesley. MY DEAR Welleslet, Merida, 30Ui Aug, 1809. I enclose you two letters just received from Colonel Roche. That dated 11 A.m. ought, I think, to be 11 P.m., and you will see is evidently the second. The intelligence contained in these letters is...show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610202
  • 9781236610201