The dispatches of ... the duke of Wellington, compiled by lieut. colonel Gurwood. [With] Suppl. to vol. 1/3 [and] Index. [With] Index, Volume 1

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Page 27 - I had the honour to lend you the other night at play; and which I shall be much obliged to you if you will let me have some time either to-day or to-morrow. I am sir, Your most obedient, most humble servant, GEORGE TRENT.
Page 23 - I will order my battalions to be in readiness. " Upon looking at the Tope as I came in just now, it appeared to me that when you get possession of the bank of the nullah, you have the Tope as a matter of course, as the latter is on the rear of the former. However, you are the best judge, and I shall be ready. I am, my dear Sir, Your most faithful servant, ARTHUR WELLESLEY.
Page 283 - ... render him the services I could, I determined to proceed upon the expedition. I was, however, seized with a fever, and a breaking out all over my body ; and here I am under a course of nitrous baths for a cure. When I shall be well, God knows ! but, in the mean time, I cannot join the armament. ' I see clearly the evil consequences of all this to my reputation and future views ; but it cannot be helped, and to things of that nature I generally contrive to make up my mind.
Page 34 - If, where all behaved nobly, it is proper to mention individual merit, I know no man so justly entitled to praise as Colonel Sherbrooke, to whose exertions I feel myself much indebted for the success of the attack.
Page xviii - As soon as the news of his victory arrived, he was raised to the peerage by the titles of Baron Douro of Wellesley, and Viscount Wellington of Talavera, and of Wellington in the county of Somerset.
Page 195 - Chinnoor, but I was not to be prevailed upon to stop ; and even went so far as to threaten to hang a great man sent to show me the road, who manifested an inclination to show me a good road to a different place.
Page 37 - I wish you would send the provost here, and put him under my orders. Until some of the plunderers are hanged, it is vain to expect to stop the plunder.
Page 39 - In a few days," says Major Beatson, " the bazars were stored with all sorts of provisions and merchandize, for which there was a ready and advantageous sale. The main street of Seringapatam, three days after the fort was taken, was so much crowded, as to be almost impassable, and exhibited more the appearance of a fair than that of a town taken by assault.
Page 36 - We are in such confusion here, that I recommend it to you not to come in till to-morrow, or, at soonest, late this evening.
Page 271 - My former letters will have shown you how much this will annoy me ; but I have never had much value for the public spirit of any man who does not sacrifice his private views and convenience, when it is necessary.

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