The Austrians have no brigadiers, and the French have no major-generals in their Etat Major. What have the Saxons? Adieu! LONDON, March 27, O. S. 1748. DEAR BOY: This little packet will be delivered to you by one Monsieur Duval, who is going to the fair at Leipsig.
Lieutenant-General Burgoyne was selected for the command, assisted by Major-Generals Phillips and Reidesel, and Brigadiers Frazer, Powell, Hamilton, and Specht. Mr. Pellew was attached to the army, with the command of a party of seamen, and during its advance, was again actively employed on the Lake.
It was at Plymouth, I think, that a grievance was established by a youngster on the score that he really could not spit out of his own window without hitting a brevet major outside; and it was in a Western city that the man threw his stick at a dog across the road, "missed that dawg, sir, but hit five major-generals on t'other side, and 'twasn't a good day for major-generals either, sir."
He was one of the Major-Generals among whom the kingdom was parcelled out by one of the Protector's last arrangements, and as such governed the Counties of Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Warwick, and Leicester. He sat as a member for Nottinghamshire in Cromwell's Second and Third Parliaments, and was called up to "the other House" when that body was constituted.
Sir H. Kitchener, Colonel Hunter, and Colonel Rundle were promoted Major-Generals for distinguished service in the field; a special medal on whose ribbon the Blue Nile is shown flowing through the yellow desert was struck; and both the engagement at Firket and the affair at Hafir were commemorated by clasps.
The court was composed of nine lieutenant-generals, nine major-generals, and three colonels, who sat on the fourteenth, and continued by several adjournments to the twentieth.
'Tis their lot to smile on virtue and to collar what is wrong, And to intercept the happy flowin' bowl. They've a notion, that in glory, when we wicked ones have chains They will all be major-generals and that! They're a lovely band of pilgrims are the Riders of the Plains Will some sinner please to pass around the hat?"
During the months of November and December , Washington was at Philadelphia, where he was busily occupied, with Hamilton and Pinckney, in concerting arrangements for raising and organizing the army. From this time to the end of his life a great part of his time was bestowed upon military affairs. "His correspondence with the Secretary of War, the major-generals, and other officers," as Mr.
In November, Governor Dinwiddie, of Virginia, sent one of his major-generals, young George Washington, with Gist as a companion, to remonstrate with the French at Le Boeuf for occupying land "so notoriously known to be the property of the Crown of Great Britain." The French politely turned the messengers back.
The bill was rejected, and Cromwell bowed to the feeling of the nation by withdrawing the powers of the major-generals. But the defeat of the tyranny of the sword was only a step towards a far bolder effort for the restoration of the power of the law. It was no mere pedantry, still less was it vulgar flattery, which influenced the Parliament in their offer to Cromwell of the title of king.