A History of the Campaigns of the British Forces in Spain and Portugal: Undertaken to Relieve Those Countries from the French Usurpation, Volume 2

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T. Goddard, 1812 - Great Britain

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Page 200 - French army ; and all those who have continued in the exercise of their employments, or who have accepted situations under the French government, are placed under the protection of the British commanders, they shall sustain no injury in their persons or property, it not having been at their option to be obedient or not to the French government; they are also at liberty to avail themselves of the stipulations of the 16th article.
Page 148 - Vimeiro stands in a valley, through which runs the river Maceira; at the back, and to the westward and northward of this village, is a mountain, the western point of which touches the sea, and the eastern is separated by a deep ravine from the heights, over which passes the road which leads from Lourinha, and the northward to Vimeiro.
Page 282 - A field officer from each nation, to wit, British, Anspach, and Hessian, and other officers on parole in the proportion of one to fifty men, to be allowed to reside near their respective regiments and be witnesses of their treatment...
Page 275 - I have the honor to be, &.c. CORNWALLIS. GENERAL WASHINGTON TO EARL CORNWALLIS. Camp, before York, 17 October, 1781. MY LORD, I have had the honor of receiving your Lordship's letter of this date. An ardent desire to spare the further effusion of blood will readily incline me to listen to such terms for the surrender of your posts of York and Gloucester, as are admissible.
Page 153 - D'Abrantes in person, in which the enemy was certainly superior in cavalry and artillery, and in which not more than half of the British army was actually engaged, he has...
Page 151 - Hill was moved to the centre of the mountain, on which the great body of the infantry had been posted, as a support to these troops, and as a reserve to the whole army ; in addition to this support, these troops had that of the cavalry in the rear of their right. " The enemy's attack began in several columns upon the whole of the troops on this height ; on the left, they advanced, notwithstanding the fire of the riflemen, close to the 50th regiment, and they were checked and driven back only by the...
Page 199 - Government, against subjects of Portugal, or any other individuals residing in this country, founded on the occupation of Portugal by the French...
Page 141 - ... 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 eg defended them most gallantly.
Page 87 - One side of the street Corso, was now occupied by the French, in the centre of which general Verdier was seen giving his orders from the Franciscan convent. The Arragonese maintained their positions on the opposite side, throwing up batteries at the openings of the streets within a few paces of similar batteries of the French.
Page 275 - SIR, . I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours, and that two officers may be appointed by each side, to meet at Mr. Moore's house, to settle terms for the surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester.