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" Chief must have friends, officers on the staff attached to him, &c., who will press him to promote their friends and relations, all doubtless very meritorious, and no man can at all times resist these applications ; but if there is to be any influence... "
The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington: During His Various ... - Page 304
by Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington - 1836
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The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K. G. During His ...

Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington - Great Britain - 1834
...these applications ; but if there is to be any influence in the disposal of military patronage, in aid of military merit, can there be any in our army...promoted as soon as their time of service had expired. ' While writing upon this subject, I am also tempted to communicate to you my opinion upon another...
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Life of ... the duke of Wellington, Volume 1

sir James Edward Alexander - 1840
...resist these applications. But if there is to be any influence in the disposal of military patronage, in aid of military merit, can there be any in our army so legitimate as * To Lieut.-colonel Torrens, Military Secretary to the Commander-inchief. Celorico, 4th August, 1810....
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Selections from the Dispatches and General Orders of Field Marshall the Duke ...

Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington - Great Britain - 1842 - 939 pages
...influence in the disposal of military patronage, in aid of military merit, can there be any in our army BO legitimate as that of family connexion, fortune, and influence in the country ? ***** While writing upon this subject, I am also tempted to communicate to you my opinion upon another...
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Memoir of C.G. Lennox, 5th duke of Richmond

Charles Gordon- Lennox (5th duke of Richmond.) - 1862
...these applications ; but if there is to be any influence in the disposal of military patronage, in aid of military merit, can there be any in our army...family connexion, fortune, and influence in the country ?" Nothing could exceed the kindness and good humour that prevailed among Lord Wellington's staff :...
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Memoir of Charles Gordon Lennox, Fifth Duke of Richmond ...

Lord William Pitt Lennox - 1862 - 348 pages
...these applications ; but if there is to be any influence in the disposal of military patronage, in aid of military merit, can there be any in our army...family connexion, fortune, and influence in the country ?" Nothing could exceed the kindness and good humour that prevailed among Lord Wellington's staff:...
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The Words of Wellington: Collected from His Despatches, Letters, and ...

Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington - 1869 - 221 pages
...resist these applications; but if there is to be any influence in the disposal of military patronage, in aid of military merit, can there be any in our army...family connexion, fortune and influence in the country. . . . In all services excepting that of Great Britain, and in former times in the service of Great...
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The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes

Mark Urban - History - 2010 - 384 pages
...patronage, in aid of military merits," Wellington asked rhetorically of one of his correspondents in London, "can there be any in our army so legitimate as that of family connection, fortune and influence in the country?" By these criteria, Murray and De Lancey were sitting...
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