Trial of Lieutenant General John Whitelocke, Commander in Chief of the Expedition Against Buenos Ayres: By Court-martial, Held in Chelsea College, on Thursday, the 28th January, 1808, and Succeeding Days

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Samuel Tipper, 1808 - Argentina - 226 pages

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Page 2 - Majesty's arms, contrary to his duty as an officer, prejudicial to good order and military discipline, and contrary to the articles of war.
Page 176 - ... at following the steps of the North Americans, and erecting an independent state. -If we would promise them independence, they would instantly revolt against the government, and join us with the great mass of the inhabitants. But though nothing less than independence...
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