Wellington's Jam

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Wellington's Jam

Postby Daniel Ezra » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:50 pm

During the Peninsular War Old Nosey got narky withn Horseguards, and wrote a sarcastic letter to their lordships.

In it he mutters about whether they wanted him to be a clerk, or to beat the French.

Where could I find this on the web, or could someone post it here.

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Dan



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Re: Wellington's Jam

Postby Lord Byron » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:52 pm

Daniel Ezra wrote:During the Peninsular War Old Nosey got narky withn Horseguards, and wrote a sarcastic letter to their lordships.

In it he mutters about whether they wanted him to be a clerk, or to beat the French.

Where could I find this on the web, or could someone post it here.

Yours
Dan


Possibly what you're thinking of?

http://209.85.135.132/search?q=cache:yq ... k&ie=UTF-8


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Postby Daniel Ezra » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:17 am

That's the one. Thanks you.

Raspbery it is then :-).



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Postby Mark Griffin » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:28 pm

Apart from Sir Charles Napiers 'Pecavi', its the VERY best military missive ever. I trot it out to middle managers everywhere when similar B***cks is appearing.


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Re: Wellington's Jam

Postby Havercake Lad » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:22 pm

I've always liked the Wellington passage mentioned.
that said# ~ I always thought it apothracal . Certainly it doesn't appear in any of the specific biographies I have.
No specific location or dates are given with the quote provided. Anyone any concrete evidence on actual historic validity of this letter ?
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Re: Wellington's Jam

Postby wurzul » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:55 pm

It ain't real unfortunately. There wa a thread on it, but it got lost in the great cleaning.



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Re: Wellington's Jam

Postby Lord Byron » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:15 pm

wurzul wrote:It ain't real unfortunately. There wa a thread on it, but it got lost in the great cleaning.


And here was me thinking there was no point in reposting the links that had been lost :D


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