The Life of Major-General James Wolfe: Founded on Original Documents and Illustrated by His Correspondence, Including Numerous Unpublished Letters Contributed from the Family Papers of Noblemen and Gentlemen, Descendants of His Companions

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Chapman and Hall, 1864 - Canada - 626 pages
 

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Page 615 - ten days sooner, if I had not been prevented from writing by a fever. I found myself so ill, and am still so weak, that I begged the General Officers to consult together for the general utility. They are all of opinion that, as more ships and provisions
Page 615 - or 5000 men (which is nearly the whole strength of the army, after the Points of Levi and Orleans are left in a proper state of defence), to draw the enemy from their present situation, and bring them to an action. I have acquiesced in the proposal, and we are preparing to put it into execution. The
Page 619 - often too late to remedy. My ill state of health hinders me from executing my own plan; it is of too desperate a nature to order others to execute. The Generals seem to think alike as to the operations; I therefore join with them, and perhaps we may find some opportunity to strike a blow.
Page 607 - proceedings destroy all order, make it impossible for the commanders to form any disposition for an attack, and put it out of the General's power to execute his plans. . . . The very first fire of the enemy was sufficient to repulse men who had lost all sense of order and military discipline.
Page ix - Wolfe, where'er he fought, Put BO much of his heart into his act, That his example had a magnet's force, And all were swift to follow whom all loved.
Page 615 - utility. They are all of opinion that, as more ships and provisions have now got above the town, they should try, by conveying up a corps of 4000 or 5000 men (which is nearly the whole strength of the army, after the Points of Levi and Orleans are

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