Wellington - Central Spain August 1812 Foreign Oce London...

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Central Spain August 1812 Foreign Ofce London Gentlemen Whilst marching ±rom Portugal to a position which commands the approach to Madrid and the French ±orces, my ofcers have been diligently complying with your requests which have been sent by H.M. ship ±rom London to Lisbon and thence by dispatch to our headquarters. We have enumerated our saddles, bridles, tents and tent poles, and all manner o± sundry items ±or which His Majesty’s Government holds me accountable. I have dispatched reports on the character, wit, and spleen o± every ofcer. Each item and every ±arthing has been accounted ±or, with two regrettable exceptions ±or which I beg your indulgence. Un±ortunately the sum o± one shilling and ninepence remains unaccounted ±or in one in±antry battalion’s petty cash and there has been a hideous con±usion as to the number o± jars o± raspberry jam issued to one cavalry regiment
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