Diary of Colonel Bayly: 12th Regiment. 1796-1830

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Army and Navy Co-operative Society, 1896 - India - 282 pages
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Page 206 - 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...
Page 210 - ... of station however exalted. The general order in question having been circulated under the signature of the Deputy 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...
Page 209 - Macdowall of the Command of the Army of Fort St. George not having been yet received, it becomes the duty of the Governor in Council...
Page 218 - ChUtledroog troops to flight, and took two guns and both the colours, from one of the battalions : a memorable proof of the weakness of men acting in the worst of causes. That a body of British officers should deliberately disobey the orders of their government, seize the public treasure under their protection, abandon the post entrusted to their charge, march to join a party of men in open opposition to authority, plunder the dominions of a British ally, and finally bear arms against their country,...
Page 209 - ... a manifest endeavour has been used to bring into degradation the supreme public authority, it is essential that the vindication should not be less signal than the offence, and that a memorable example should be given that proceedings subversive of established order can find no security under the sanction of rank, however high of station or however exalted.
Page 207 - Munro, being destructive of subordination, subversive of military discipline, a violation of the sacred rights of the Commanderin-chief, and holding out a most dangerous example to the service...
Page 211 - We, the undersigned officers of the honourable Company's service, do in the most solemn manner declare upon our word of honour as British officers, that we will obey the orders and support the authority of the honourable the Governor in Council of Fort St. George, agreeably to the tenor of our commissions, which we hold from that Government.
Page 179 - February, 1809. I had the honour this morning to convey to you, by express, a small note in pencil for the information of the honourable the governor in council, by which you were made acquainted with • the satisfactory intelligence of the British flags being flying on every part of the Arambooly lines, as well as the commanding redoubts to the north and south.
Page 218 - Mysore horse ou one occasion put the column of the Chittledroog troops to flight, and took two guns and both the colours from one of the battalions, a memorable proof of the weakness of men acting in the worst of causes.

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