Excerpt from Life of General Sir Robert Wilson, Vol. 2: From Autobiographical Memoirs, Journals, Narratives, Correspondence, &C
Sir Robert Wilson embarks for Norway - Copenhagen - The Danish king; his Queen Matilda - Dantzic; description of the city - Proceeds to Konigsberg - Tire Prussian royal family - Dines with the king - French and Prussian armies - French defeated by Prussians - Close of an eventful year - Young princesses of Prussia - Hurricane and snowstorm - John Sobieski - Quicksands - Journey with Count Lindenthau - Arrival at Schwarzort - Lord Hutchinson's quarters - Distress of the Queen of Prussia - Town of Memel - Strength of Russian army; its high order and gallantry - King of Prussia relies on England - Honourable devotion of the Prussians - Prince and Princess of Orange - Dines with the king - The Queen of Prussia; compliment from her Majesty - Buonaparte's arrival at Warsaw - The Polish insurrection - Dilemma of Prince Hatzfelt - French general proposes a conference - French army sickly and discontented - Capture of General Victor - Satisfactory news from Austria,
[The expedition to the Cape, like the expedition to Egypt before, disappointed Sir Robert Wilson's reasonable hope of acting effectively and meritoriously in command of his corps. Rut in both instances his watchful energy and intelligence found incidental opportunity of beneficial service, which secured for him increasing credit with his superiors in command and with the public and the government at home.
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