History of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green, 1889

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Page 466 - His Majesty taking the same into consideration was pleased with the advice of his privy Council to approve of what is therein proposed, and...
Page 179 - Lieutenant and you are your self to observe and follow such Orders and Instructions, as you shall from time to time receive from Me or...
Page 463 - The throne and room were lined with ebony, carved in a marvellous way. There were huge mirrors of all shapes and kinds, clocks, watches, musical boxes with puppets on them, magnificent china of every description, heaps and heaps of silks of all...
Page 96 - It is somewhat singular that this boy should be possessed of such uncommon quickness of sight as to see the enemy's shot almost immediately after they quitted the guns. He was not, however, the only one in the garrison possessing this qualification ; another boy, of about the same age, was as celebrated, if not his superior.
Page 263 - Fletcher, and the officers of the Royal Engineers, to draw your Lordship's attention to the ability and diligence with which they have executed the works by which these positions have been strengthened, to such a degree, as to render any attack upon that line occupied by the allied army very doubtful, if not entirely hopeless.
Page 66 - The Catholic King does hereby, for Himself, His heirs and successors, yield to the Crown of Great Britain the full and intire propriety of the Town and Castle of Gibraltar, together with the port, fortifications, and forts thereunto belonging ; and He gives up the said propriety to be held and enjoyed absolutely with all manner of right for ever, without any exception or impediment whatsoever.
Page 434 - I am aware of no parallel to our series of mines in modern war : twenty-one shafts, aggregating 200 feet in depth, and 3,29 1 feet of gallery, have been executed. The enemy advanced twenty mines against the palaces and outposts : of these they exploded three which caused us loss of life, and two which did no injury ; seven have been blown in ; and out of seven others the enemy have been...
Page 479 - Archangel last past, and so to continue during our pleasure. And for so doing, this shall be as well unto you, as to the Auditors of the Exchequer, for allowing the same, and all other our officers and ministers whom it may concern, a full and sufficient warrant. Given at our Court at Whitehall, the 4th day of March, 1674-5. By his Majesty's command, J. WILLIAMSON.
Page 290 - The garrison shall march out with the honours of war, lay down their arms, and become prisoners of war, and shall be sent to the United States of America by His Britannic Majesty, not to serve this war until regularly exchanged ; and for the due performance of this article the officers pledge their word and honour.

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