An Account of the Origin, Progress, and Consequences of the Late Discontents of the Army on the Madras Establishment

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810 - 294페이지
 

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251 페이지 - ... disconnecting the authority to command service, from the power of animating it by reward ; and for allotting to the Prince all the invidious duties of government, without the means of softening them to the public by any one act of grace, favour, or benignity.
10 페이지 - Thirdly. By granting the same allowances in peace and war for the equipment of native corps, while the expenses incidental to that charge are unavoidably much greater in war than in peace, it places the interest and duty of officers commanding native corps in direct opposition to one another. It makes it their interest that their corps should not be in a state of efficiency fit for field service, and therefore furnishes strong inducements to neglect their most important duties.
252 페이지 - Board will sanction my departure when the cause of my detention may be removed. I beg however that it may be distinctly understood that this is not meant as courting an invitation to stay ; I have been offered an indignity, and my pride and sensibility would compel me to retire, even were the sacrifice greater, for I cannot tamely submit to see the exalted station disgraced in my person, nor can I be answerable to the Army if I do not resist so uncommon a deviation which deprives it of a Representative...
250 페이지 - Adjutant-General of the army, it must have been known to that officer, that, in giving currency to a paper of this offensive description, he was acting in direct violation of his duty to the Government. As no authority can justify the execution of an illegal act, connected, as that act obviously in the present case has been, with views of the most reprehensible nature, the Governor in Council thinks it proper to mark his highest displeasure at the conduct of Major Boles, by directing that he shall...
236 페이지 - I may have given too wide a scope to indulgence, and have done little for public discipline. In pursuance of these views, the principle I have thought myself at liberty to adopt, has been to limit the number of punishments, since impunity cannot be general, and to mitigate their degrees to the utmost extent of lenity, not entirely incompatible with the public good, and the indispensable demands of justice. In the execution of this principle, it has been necessary to make a small selection from a...
94 페이지 - Britons are a people who pay their taxes, and obey the laws with pleasure, provided no arbitrary illegal demands are made upon them ; but these they cannot bear without the greatest impatience ; for they are only reduced to the state of subjects, not of slaves.
248 페이지 - Macdowall succeeded to the high and enviable office with all the advantages enjoyed by his predecessors, he would, upon first assuming the command, have promulgated his sentiments on so flattering an event ; but the circumstances of his appointment were so humiliating and unpropitious, that he declined addressing the army, in the anxious hope that the Court of Directors might, on further deliberation, be induced to restore him to his right...
261 페이지 - ... the suspension of Major Boles from the situation of Deputy Adjutant General of the Army, in consequence of his having affixed his signature to the General Order of the 28th January last ; and as the circumstance has not come before me in any public or authenticated form, I am induced to notice it to you in this way rather than through the channel of a general order. The paper in question, if I am rightly informed, has for one of its objects, the collection of a subscription for the relief of...
236 페이지 - ... to the suspicion of partiality, I have adopted general criterions, the principles of which are manifestly just, and the application of which to particular cases is subject to no difficulty. The first ground of selection is the commission of some overt act of rebellion or mutiny, such as seizing...
247 페이지 - The immediate departure of Lieutenant- General Macdowall from Madras will prevent his pursuing the design of bringing Lieutenant-Colonel Munro, Quarter-Master-General, to trial, for disrespect to the Commander-in-chief, for disobedience of orders, and for contempt of military authority, in having resorted to the power of the Civil Government, in defiance of the judgment of the officer at the head of the army, who had placed him under arrest, on charges preferred against him by a number of officers...

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