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THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, K.G.
DURING HIS VARIOUS CAMPAIGNS
INDIA, DENMARK, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, THE LOW
OF THE SERVICES OF
FIELD MARSHAL THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON,
WITH THE OFFICIAL AND OTHER DISPATCHES,
His Royal Highness the Commander in Chief to Lieut. General *
the Hon. Sir A. Wellesley, K.B. • Sir,
• Horse Guards, 14th June, 1808. • His Majesty having been graciously pleased to appoint you to the command of a detachment of his army, to be employed upon a particular service, I have to desire that you will be pleased to take the earliest opportunity to assume the command of this force, and carry into effect such instructions as you may receive from his Majesty's ministers.
• The force, which his Majesty has been pleased to place under your command, consists of the following corps : --
With Major Generai Spencer. *32nd do.
Ist Battalion *50th do.
do. *82nd do.
do. *40th do.
do. 60th do.
5th do. To proceed from Cork, *71st do.
Ist do. *91st do.
do. 95th four Companies t.
4th Royal Vet. Battalion. * Sir A. Wellesley had been promoted to the rank of Lieut. General on the 25th April, 1808.
+ Whenever the 95th occurs, it is meant the regiment of three battalions which then bore that number, but now called the Rifle Brigade.