The Authorship Of The Letters Of Junius Elucidated; Including A Biographical Memoir Of Lieutenant…

Paperback | May 15, 2012

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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. 1848 Excerpt: ...of the army devolved for a short period on Brigadier General Townshend. He selected Colonel Hale to bear the despatches to England, an honour which (together with the consequent promotion) would have been conferred on Major Barre, had his friend and patron Wolfe survived the action. The Colonel of the 28th Regiment was also killed in this engagement; and as a compliment both to the gallantry of that regiment, which had eminently distinguished itself, and to Brigadier General Townshend, the latter was promoted to its vacant colonelcy. Barr£ had been a captain "unattached" to any regiment, but he was now appointed to a company in the 28th, under Townshend. This officer returned to England in the beginning of the ensuing winter. On the 26th of October, 1759, Monckton, who had resumed the command a few days after the battle, embarked at Quebec for New York, with a view to promote recovery from his wound. Barre and Colonel Carleton, (the latter also being wounded), had previously gone to that city; and Murray was left in command at Quebec, to sustain and to frustrate a counter-siege from the enemy. Whilst at New York Barre addressed a letter to Mr. Pitt which is so remarkable in itself, and so well describes his professional career down to that time, that it is thought desirable to insert it in this place. "New York, April28th, 1760. "Sir--If I presume to address myself to the first minister of my country, it is under the sanction of a name which is still grateful to his ear. General Wolfe fell in the arms of victory on the plain of Abraham. I received near his person a very dangerous wound; and, by the neglect I have since met with, I am apprehensive that my pretensions are to be buried with my only His case is still noted in the annals...

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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. 1848 Excerpt: ...of the army devolved for a short period on Brigadier General Townshend. He selected Colonel Hale to bear the despatches to Engla...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217378552

ISBN - 13:9780217378550

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