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Cadogan, William, Earl (1672?-1726) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.446.01 Author/Creator: Cadogan, William, Earl (1672?-1726) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 July 1706 Pagination: 3 p. ; 17.8 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: Possibly written by Cadogan (First Earl Cadogan) in present day Belgium. Relates "I should be very glad you made all possible haste... for King and [vassels?] going along with Blood to Menin, and Spotswood being sick, I have no body with me..." Requests that the recipient make a plan of Menin, since the plan created by the Prussian captain of dragoons was incorrect.

Background Information: Cadogan fought with the Duke of Marlborough, who led English, Dutch, and German troops during the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714). Marlborough decisively defeated a French army led by the ...duc de Villeroi at Ramillies in May 1706 and continued through present day Belgium. He was a supporter of the House of Hanover, and was known for his staunch suppression of Jacobite uprisings.See More

Full Transcript: Camp at [Adehin]
26. July. 1706.

I should be very glad you made all possible haste to finish what you [struck: had] have still to doe at Gemond, for King and [...vassels] going along with Blood to Menin, and Spotswood being sick, I have no body with me. I desire you would make a Plan [2] of the Town, and the works, canal, and what else has been done to block it up. that which the Prussian Capt. of Dragoons did by Guess being so extremely false, and having given occasion to some people to talk odly of the blockade, which indeed would have been ridiculous had the situation been as he described it. pray let me know how forward the Canal is, and [3] how it will answer the ends I proposed. I am with great Grith
Your obedient Humble Servt.
Wm. Cadogan

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People: Cadogan, William, Earl, 1672-1726

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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