Speeches ... in communicating thanks of the House of commons to military commanders, 1807-1816: with a biographical memoir

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James & Luke G. Hansard & Sons, 1829 - 295 páginas
 

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Página 118 - Sir, — I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that...
Página 196 - Delancy, who was killed by a cannon shot in the middle of the action. This officer is a serious loss to his Majesty's service, and to me at this moment.
Página 188 - ... finding our army prepared for them in the morning, on the left of the Tormes, they would alter their plan and manoeuvre by the other bank. In the course of the night of the 21st, I received...
Página 193 - The enemy's right, however, reinforced by the troops which had fled from his left, and by those which had now retired from the Arapiles, still continued to resist; and I ordered the 1st and light divisions, and Colonel...
Página 144 - Providence to crown the efforts of the army, can be attended with any very brilliant consequences to Great Britain. It is clouded by the loss of one of her best soldiers — it has been achieved at the termination of a long and harassing service. The superior numbers and advantageous position of the enemy, not less than the actual situation of this army, did not admit of any advantage being reaped from success.
Página 274 - Sir Alexander Gordon, who has died of his wounds, was a most promising officer, and is a serious loss to his Majesty's service. General Kruse, of the Nassau service, likewise conducted himself much to my satisfaction, as did General Trip, commanding the heavy brigade of cavalry, and General Vanhope, commanding a brigade of infantry of the King of the Netherlands.
Página 84 - ... to congratulate me on my return to this country ; and this, after the house had animated my exertions by their applause upon every occasion which appeared to merit their approbation, and after they had filled up the measure of their favours...
Página 127 - ... the passes of the mountains, with celerity, a sufficient number of troops, and of cannon, to support those which had first ascended. The loss of the enemy has, however, been very great ; and he left three pieces of cannon in our hands, , I cannot sufficiently applaud the conduct of the troops throughout this action. The enemy's positions were formidable, and he took them up with his usual ability and celerity, and defended them most gallantly.
Página 87 - The military triumphs which your valour has achieved upon the banks of the Douro and the Tagus, of the Ebro and the Garonne, have called forth the spontaneous shoufs of admiring nations.
Página 213 - Mareschal del Campo Don Luis Wimpfen, and the inspector-general, Don Thomas O'Donoju, and the officers of the staff of the Spanish army, have invariably rendered me every assistance in their power in the course of these operations; and I avail myself of this opportunity of expressing my satisfaction at their conduct, as likewise with that of Mareschal del Campo Don Miguel de Alava, and of the brigadier-general Don Joseph O'Lawlor, who have been so long and so usefully employed with me.

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