Cobbett's Weekly Political Register, Volume 14

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R. Bagshaw, 1808


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Page 5 - Texas by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings or by the powers vested in the marshals by law...
Page 621 - Napoleon, by the grace of God and the constitution, emperor of the French, king of Italy, and protector of the confederation of the Rhine...
Page 405 - ... in effecting his retreat in good order, owing principally to my want of cavalry ; and secondly, to the difficulty of bringing up the passes of the mountains with celerity a sufficient number of troops and of cannon to support those which had first ascended. The loss of the enemy has, however, been very great, and he left three pieces of cannon in our hands. ' I cannot sufficiently applaud the conduct of the troops throughout this action.
Page 173 - His Royal Highness was pleased to return the following most gracious Answer : " I thank you for this loyal and dutiful Address.
Page 1003 - I cannot have escaped error; it is incident to our imperfect nature. But I may say, with truth, my errors have been of the understanding not of intention : and that the advancement of their rights and interests has been the constant motive for every measure.
Page 405 - ... must observe, that although we had such a superiority of numbers employed in the operations of this day, the troops actually engaged in the heat of the action were, from unavoidable circumstances, only the 5th, 9th, 29th, the riflemen of the 95th and 60th, and the flank companies of major-general Hill's brigade, being a number by no means equal to that of the enemy ; their conduct, therefore, deserves the highest commendation.
Page 981 - The favorable reception of the proposition to Great Britain was the less to be doubted, as her orders of council had not only been referred for their vindication to an...
Page 1009 - His majesty would not hesitate to contribute, in any manner in his power, to restore to the commerce of the United States, its wonted activity; and if it were possible to make any sacrifice for the repeal of the embargo, without appearing to deprecate it as a measure of hostility, he would gladly have facilitated its removal, as a measure of inconvenient restriction upon the American people.
Page 47 - Lords and Gentlemen, His Majesty has great satisfaction in informing you, that, notwithstanding the formidable confederacy united against his ally the King of Sweden, that sovereign perseveres, with unabated vigour and constancy, to maintain the honour and indépendance of his crown.

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