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THE PROCEEDINGS OF A GENERAL COURT MARTIAL,
(Whitelock).

THE PROCEEDINGS OF A GENERAL COURT MARTIAL,

Held at Chelsea Hospital, On Thursday, January 28, 1808, And continued, by Adjournment, till Tuesday, March 15, For the Trial of Lieut. Gen Whitelock, Late Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in South America. take in Short-Hand by Mr Gurney. With the Defence, Copied From the Original, By Permission of General Whitelock; Also all the Documents Produced on the Trial. Printed for J.C. Mottley Portsmouth; Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme .. 1808.
1st Ed. 2 vols. [viii] + 438pp. + xxxix + [viii] + pp.439-828). 2 folding frontiss. maps. Some light browning, with the armorial bookplate of Lord Kinncaird, contemporary speckled half calf with marbled boards, minor wear to boards, gilt ruling with gilt lettered title labels to sl. rubbed spines. ODNB ...Whitelocke faced four charges covering poor diplomacy, military incompetence, and negotiation of a shameful surrender, each barely relevant to what had happened. He was found guilty and was cashiered. His fault lay in taking on a task beyond his capacity, for which those who appointed him should have shared the blame. It was also a task, in all probability, beyond the capacity of the British forces ...
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