Buenos Ayres; The Trial of Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke, Before a Court Martial, Composed of General Officers, Held in the Dinner-Hall of Chelsea-College on Thursday January 21, and the Succeeding Days

 
9781150872877: Buenos Ayres; The Trial of Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke, Before a Court Martial, Composed of General Officers, Held in the Dinner-Hall of Chelsea-College on Thursday January 21, and the Succeeding Days
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1808. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... £>. Why did not you go on to the right? A. 1 think because it was too marshy. Q. Did you not leave the column with the guide that day --A. I did, Q. Did not our ground on the 2d command an extensive view, particularly towards the Chuello and Buenos Ayres? 'A' It commanded a very extensive view, but I could not see the Chuello from thence. Q. Were there any other farm-houses in the route examined from those . at vvttich we halted ?': A. There was a single one, about a mile further on in that direction. What was the distance from the farm-houses at which the army hat] halttd on the 3d to the ford .4. About six miles. Q^, How long was the army passing the ford on the 3d. A. About three or four hours. Q. Had you not some difficulty in finding the pass on the 3d from the ignorance of the guide, as to its exact position }' A. There was*ome difficulty in rtnding a good place to pass, on account of tlte swoln state of the river; but not i believe through the ignorance of the guide, !/ Was not the guide to the ford at which we passed taken prisoner tha* dteming? kfl. He was the same man who conducted us from Reduction. ·'· ,· · Here General Whitelock's Cross-examination ended. Counter-Examination by the Jud^e Advocate. In your answer to General Whitelock's questiofi with respect to the; horses of that country; is that the general character of the horses of the Country, or is it merely applicable to those employed in the expedition? · A. I believe that to be the general character of all the horses of that country, and perhaps of all hqrses fed only upon grass. Are the mules of that country a more hardy race of animals? A. I cannot exactly say, I saw very few of them.' At what time during the march was there a total want of br...

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