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1832 Excerpt: ...their country was exposed: for France was by this
time possessed of. all the Austrian Netherlands, and seemed bent
upon penetrating into the territories of the United.Provinces. In
February, the duke of Cumberland began to assemble the allied
forces'; and in the latter end of March they took the field in
three separate bodies. His royal highness, ' with the English,
Hanoverians, and Hessians, fixed his head-quarters at the-village
of Tilberg: tlip prince of Waldeck was posted with the Dutch troops
at Breda: and mareseha) Bathiani collected the Austrians and
Bavarians in Che neighborhood of Venlo. The whole, army amounted to
one hundred and twenty thousand men, who lay inactive six weeks,
exposed to the inclemency of the weather, .and almost destitute of
forage and provision.. Count 'Saxe, by this rime created
mareschal-general of France, continued his troops within their
canton; mente at Bruges, Antwerp, and Brussels, declaring, that
when the allied army should be weakened by sickness and mortality,
be would convince the duke of Cumberland, that the.first duty of a
general is to provide for the health and preservation of his
troops. In April, this fortunate commander took the field, at the
head of one hundred and forty thousand men; commanded a and the
count de Clennont separate body of nineteen battalions and thirty
squadrons. Count Lowendahl was detached pn the sixteenth day of the
month, with seven.and twenty, thousand men, to invade Dutch
Flanders: at the. same time, the French minister at the Hague
presented a memorial to the States, intimating, that his master was
obliged to take this step by the necessity of war; but that his
troops should observe the strictest discipline, without interfering
with lie religion, government, or commerce of the republic: ...
|Country of origin:
James Rodger Miller
||246 x 189 x 43mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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