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NAPIER (Lt.-Gen. Sir William, KCB) & RATHBONE (Capt. [A.B.]) Comments by Lieut.-General Sir William Napier, K.C.B., upon A Memorandum of the Duke of Wellington, & Other Documents, Censuring Lieut.-General Charles James Napier, G.C.B., With a Defence of Sir C. Napier's Government of Scinde, by Captain Rathbone, Late Collector in Scinde. 2nd Ed., 97pp. Charles Westerton. 1854  #54374
[HLMainPic] An attempt was made by the Directors of the East India Company to utilise the Duke's Memorandum, critical of Charles Napier's conduct of affairs while C-in-C in India 1849-50, in a smear campaign when they had - according to the author's of this work - no legitimate means to refute allegations against Lord Dalhousie & the Board of Directors made by Napier. Apparently the Memorandum "was never made known in its entirety to... Napier during life, but is now palmed on the public with all the cunning & cowardice of dishonesty..." i.e. broadcasting selected extracts. Conatins much on the period & the matters that led to the disagreement, the disaeming of a mutinous native regiment, &c. Later red cloth, gilt to sp., VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225




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