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Á SKETCH OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS

OF THE INHABITANTS,

AND

PRINCIPAL EVENTS

OF THE

CAMPAIGNS UNDER LORD WELLINGTON.

BY

WILLIAM GRANVILLE ELIOT,
CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY.

THE SECOND EDITION, W. H CONSIDERABLE ADDITIONS.

Prends moi tel que je suis.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR T. EGERTON, MILITARY LIBRARY,

WHITEHALL.

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COLLEGE

HARVARD

MAY 18193

LIBRARY
DOUNT OF SANTA EULALIA

COLLECTION

GIFT OF
RUN R. STETSON, IF

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PREFACE.

So

many works have appeared under the different heads of journals of officers and others attached to the expeditions in Spain and Portugal, memoirs, tours, &c. that the subject may almost be said to be threadbare, to have been as much hacknied as other popular ones generally are, and to have left little to write on; yet in the whole of these, except in the work of General Dumouriez, written in 1766, the topography of the kingdom of Portugal, in a military point of view, its strength and resources, have been but slightly touched

I shall therefore endeavour to point out the light in which it appeared to me as a military man, its vulnerable as well as invulnerable points, together with such of its resources as came within my own observation. I must at the same time prepare such of my readers as not of a military class, to whom the first part of my book will appear tedious, on account of the dry and mono

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