Letter from J. Beckett, 15 August 1808

August 15 1808

A letter from Lord Collingwood dated
21st July; states that he has received an
account that General Dupont had surrendered
with about 12,000 men — He intended to send the
particulars when obtained.

A letter from General Spencer dated
22nd July gives the same account, and states
that he was embarking his troops to join Sir Arthur Wellesley.—

A letter from General Spencer dated
off Cascaes 2nd August states that his convoy
and troops were arrived and that he was
proceeding to join Sir Arthur Wellesley

A letter from Sir A. Wellesley dated
1st August, states that he was landing in

the Modego River — that he had received
dispatches by Lord Burghersh announcing
the reinforcements from England — that he
meant to act on Lisbon from the Northward
— that he had issued 5,000 stand of Arms to the
Portuguese — that he should act with due
caution and that he meant to march
as soon as General Spencer arrived

Wellesley, Sir Arthur

Arthur Wellesley (1769 _ 1852). 1st Duke of Wellington, Chief Secretary of Ireland (Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant), sat in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom, a leading military and political figure of 19th-century Britain. Defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Littlehales Letters. "Letter from J. Beckett, 15 August 1808". ID: Littlehales1808-08-15-8-1-3. Online. http://dhprojects.maynoothuniversity.ie/2017/littlehales/letters/?p=1808-08-15-8-1-3. Accessed: 18 October 2018.