Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby, K.B., 1793-180l: A Memoir

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Page 92 - ... The very disgraceful frequency of courts-martial, and the many complaints of irregularities in the conduct of the troops in this kingdom, having too unfortunately proved the Army to be in a state of licentiousness which must render it formidable to every one but the enemy, the...
Page 134 - If ever there was a country unfit to govern itself," said Lord Hutchinson, " it is Ireland. A corrupt aristocracy, a ferocious commonalty, a distracted Government, a divided people !" The real character of this Parliamentary rule was seen in the rejection of Pitt's offer of free trade.
Page 25 - Dolgelly is specifically noticed in Acts of Parliament of James I ; and the Privy Council of Charles II issued two successive orders for its regulation. During the interval of peace which lasted for some years between the close of the American War and the commencement of the great European revolution of 1793, Dolgelly was calculated to return from ^50,000 to 100,000 annually in this article only.
Page 120 - April, 1798; and that they shall move them from station to station through the district or barony, until all arms are surrendered and tranquillity be perfectly restored, and until it is reported to the general officers, by the gentlemen holding landed property and those who are employed in collecting ike public revenues and tithes, that ALL RENTS, TAXES, AND TITHES ARE COMPLETELY PAID UP.
Page 106 - FF then whether the character and discipline of it were to be degraded and ruined in the mode of using it, either from the facility of one man, or from the violence and oppression of a set of men who have for more than twelve months employed it in measures which they durst not avow or sanction. . . . Within these twelve months every crime, every cruelty that could be committed by Cossacks or Calmucks, has been transacted here.
Page 127 - Although the French Revolution and Jacobin principles may be the immediate cause of the events which have lately taken place in Ireland, yet the remote and ultimate cause must be derived from its true origin — the oppression of centuries.
Page 306 - His steady observance of discipline, his ever-watchful attention to the health and wants of his troops, the persevering and unconquerable spirit which marked his military career, the splendour of his actions in the field and the heroism of his death, are worthy the imitation of all who desire, like him, a life of heroism and a death of glory.
Page 92 - ... the British troops have been accustomed to enjoy in every part of the world. It becomes necessary to recur, and most pointedly to attend to the standing orders of the kingdom, which, at the same time that they direct military assistance to be given at the requisition of the civil magistrate, positively forbid the troops to act (but in case of attack) without his presence and authority, and the most clear and precise orders are to be given to the officer commanding the party for this purpose.
Page 112 - February 26th were strong; the circumstances required it. It has not abated the commission of enormities.
Page 91 - That the very disgraceful frequency of courts martial, and the many complaints of irregularities in the conduct of the troops in that Kingdom, had too unfortunately proved the army to be in a state of licentiousness, which must render it formidable to every one but the enemy.

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