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A Week at Waterloo in 1815

Lady De Lancey's Narrative

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,800 / 93 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: DA
Downloads: 6,412
Added to site: 2010.03.07 26899
Genre: History

Being an Account of How SheNursed Her Husband, Colonel Sir William Howe De Lancey,Quartermaster-General of the Army, Mortally Wounded in the Great Battle

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aphy, art. "Lowe, Sir Hudson," vol. xxxiv., p. 191.) See also The Creevey Papers, Third Edition (1905), p. 247.

The following extract of a letter from Major-General Sir H. Torrens to Earl Bathurst, Secretary for War, dated Ghent, 8th April 1815, alludes to the hitch about Sir Hudson Lowe: "I shall communicate fully with the Commander-in-Chief upon the Duke of Wellington's wishes respecting his Staff.... As you were somewhat anxious about Sir Hudson Lowe, I must apprise you that he will not do for the Duke." (Supplementary Despatches of the Duke of Wellington, vol. x., pp. 42 and 43.) (Cf. The Creevey Papers, Third Edition (1905), p. 289.)

Evidently Sir Hudson Lowe was no more of a persona grata to Wellington than he afterwards became to Napoleon!

A letter from Major-General Sir H. Torrens, who appears to have been acting at the time as Military Secretary to the Duke of York, Commander-in-Chief at the Horse Guards, written to the Duke of We



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