A letter from an officer at Madras, to a friend ... in England; exhibiting an unbiassed account ... of the late unfortunate insurrection in the Indian army

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96 페이지 - By granting the same allowances in peace and war for the equipment of native corps, while the expenses incidental to that charge are unavoidably much greater in war than in peace, it places the interest and duty of officers commanding native corps in direct opposition to one another. It makes it their interest that their corps should not be in a state of efficiency fit for field service, and therefore furnishes strong inducements to neglect their most important duties.
94 페이지 - Regiment, with conduct unbecoming the character of an Officer and a Gentleman in the following instance, viz.
104 페이지 - Munro, being destructive of subordination, subversive of military discipline, a violation of the sacred rights of the Commanderin-chief, and holding out a most dangerous example to the service...
104 페이지 - Commander-in-chief, for disobedience of orders, and for contempt of military authority, in having resorted to the power of the Civil Government, in defiance of the judgment of the officer at the head of the army, who had placed him under arrest, on charges preferred against him by a number of officers commanding native corps, in consequence of which appeal direct to the Honourable the President in Council, Lieutenant-General Macdowall has received positive orders from the Chief Secretary to liberate...
102 페이지 - Government, and have enabled him to exercise the functions of his station, as the representative of the army, with honour to the service, and credit to himself; no prospect of such an occurrence being at all probable, in justice to the army, and to his own character, he has determined to retire.
103 페이지 - ... of such an occurrence being at all probable, in justice to the army, and to his own character, he has determined to retire. On quitting a country where he has passed the greatest part of his life, and where he possesses many dear and respectable friends...
102 페이지 - Macdowall succeeded to the high and enviable office with all the advantages enjoyed by his predecessors, he would, upon first assuming the command, have promulgated his sentiments on so flattering an event ; but the circumstances of his appointment were so humiliating and unpropitious, that he declined addressing the army, in the anxious hope that the Court of Directors might, on further deliberation, be induced to restore him to his right...
106 페이지 - General of the Army, it must have been known to that Officer that in giving currency to a Paper of this offensive description, he was acting in direct violation of his duty to the Government, as no authority can justify the execution of an illegal act, connected as that act obviously in the present case has been, with views of the most reprehensible nature.
96 페이지 - ... that their corps should not be in a state of efficiency " fit for field-service, and therefore furnishes strong "" inducements to neglect their most important duties.
104 페이지 - Macdowall, in support of the dignity of the profession, and his own station and character, feels it incumbent on him to express his strong disapprobation of Lieutenant-Colonel Munro's unexampled proceedings, and considers it a solemn duty imposed upon him to reprimand Lieutenant-Colonel Munro in general orders; and he is hereby reprimanded accordingly. (Signed.) T. BOLEs. DAG

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