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Page 294 - By command of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of his majesty.
Page 384 - ... two Arapiles which we possessed, and from thence to attack and break our line ; or, at all events, to render difficult any movement of ours to our right. The extension of his line to his left, however, and its advance upon our right, notwithstanding that his troops still occupied very strong ground, and his position was well defended by cannon, gave me an opportunity of attacking him, for which I had long been anxious.
Page 304 - Return of killed, wounded, and missing, of the army under the command of his Excellency General Viscount Wellington, K B.
Page 387 - I send with this dispatch, two eagles taken by the troops in this action, which Major Percy will have the honour of laying at the feet of his Royal Highness. I beg leave to recommend him to your lordship's protection.
Page 381 - It is ordered by His Royal Highness the Prince Re-gent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty...
Page 383 - I am to acquaint you, that his royal highness the prince regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of his majesty, to approve and confirm the finding -and sentence of the court.
Page 223 - This fort contained nine pieces of cannon, with a garrison of between four and five hundred men.. There being also on the opposite side of the river, on a height immediately above the bridge, a very complete fort recently constructed, which flanked and added much to its defence.
Page 299 - It is impossible to describe the joy of the people of the town upon our entrance. They have now been suffering for more than three years ; during which time the French, among other acts of violence and oppression, have destroyed 13 of 25 convents, and 22 of 25 colleges, which existed in this celebrated seat of learning.
Page 480 - It is impossible to describe the joy manifested by the inhabitants of Madrid upon our arrival ; and I hope that the prevalence of the same sentiments of detestation of the French yoke, and of a strong desire to secure the independence of their country, which first induced them to set the example of resistance to the usurper, will induce them again to make exertions in the cause of their country, which being more wisely directed, will be more efficacious than those formerly made.
Page 480 - ... preparatory to the arrangements to be adopted for the attack of the interior line and building, when the governor sent out an officer to desire to capitulate, and I granted him the honours of war, the baggage of the officers and soldiers of the garrison, &c.