The Trial at Large of Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke: Late Commander in Chief of the Forces in South America, by a General Court Martial, Held at Chelsea Hospital, on Thursday, January 28, 1808, and Continued by Adjournment to Tuesday, March 15

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Página 597 - And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from time to time, as you shall receive from Us, Our Governor of Our said Province of West Florida, now, and for the time being, or any other your superior Officer according to the Rules and Discipline of War.
Página 597 - States, or any other your Superior Officer, according to the rules and discipline of war, in pursuance of the trust reposed in you.
Página 52 - The court are anxious that it may be distinctly understood, that they attach no censure whatever, to the precautions taken to prevent unnecessary firing during the advance of the troops to the proposed points of attack, and do therefore acquit Lieu^ tenant-General Whitelocke of that part of the said charge.
Página 5 - Barragon, a small bay about. thirty miles to the eastward of the town. The corps employed on this expedition were three brigades of Light Artillery, under Captain Fraser; the 5th, 38th, and...
Página 8 - The nature of the fire to which the Troops were exposed, was violent in the extreme. Grape-shot at the corners of all the streets, musketry, handgrenades, bricks, and stones from the tops of all the houses, every householder with his Negroes defended his dwelling, each of which was in itself a fortress, and it is not, perhaps, too much to say, that the whole male population of Buenos Ayres was employed in its defence.
Página 14 - Aires, and its dependencies, including therein all and every the territories belonging to or forming a part of the government of the same, in British ships, owned by his Majesty's subjects, and navigated according to law, or in ships...
Página 9 - I knew, from better authority, to be founded in fact), and reflecting of how little advantage would be the possession of a country, the inhabitants of which were so absolutely hostile...
Página 2 - July, that the enemy meant to occupy the flat roofs of the houses, he did nevertheless, in the said attack, divide his forces into several brigades and parts, and ordered the whole to be unloaded, and no firing to...
Página 2 - Commander had shown such symptoms of a disposition to treat, as to express a desire to communicate with Major-General Gower, the second in command, upon the subject of terms, the said Lieutenant-General Whitelocke did return a message, in which he demanded, amongst other articles, the surrender of all persons holding civil offices in the government of...
Página 13 - Privy Council, to order and declare, and it is hereby ordered and declared, That...

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