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OF

FIELD MARSHAL

THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON,

DURING HIS VARIOUS CAMPAIGNS

IN

INDIA, DENMARK, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, THE LOW

COUNTRIES, AND FRANCE,

FROM

1799 TO 1818.

COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL AND AUTHENTIC DOCUMENTS,

BY

LIEUT. COLONEL GURWO01),

ESQUIRE TO HIS GRACE AS KNIGUT OF THE BATH.

VOLUME THE NINTH.

A NEW EDITION,

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET

MDCCCXXXVIII.

S NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

48TOR, LEMON
TIL DEN FOUNDATION

LONDON :
Printed by WILLIAM CLOwes and Sons,

Stamford Street.

MEMORANDUM.

The drafts of many letters of 1812, as stated in the Introduction, are
missing from the Duke of Wellington's papers.

Some addressed to
Sir Howard Douglas are among the number, and there is one to that
Officer dated 25th May, 1812, the précis of which, according to the
Index, is as follows :- —“Not to obey the Ivstructions of the 6th
instant until he receives further orders from the Secretary of State.”
This letter has not been transmitted by Sir H. Douglas to the Com-
piler in time for insertion in this edition, but it will be hereafter
published with others in an Appendix.

It appears that Sir Howard Douglas, in his interference with the
Spanish authorities in Galicia, to prevent the embarkation of the
Spanish troops for South America, acted under orders from the Secre-
tary of State, of which Lord Wellington was not aware when he
wrote the letter of the 6th May, 1812, at p. 115.

Vol. IX.

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