A Letter on the Defence of England, by Corps of…

A Letter on the Defence of England, by Corps of Volunteers and Militia. Addressed to the Members of Parliament.

London : Edward Moxon, Dover Street. 1852. 8vo, 28 pp, stab-stitched without wrappers as issued, slightly dust-soiled.
“As to dress; for you, gentlemen, the red is not necessary; you are defending your country, and your moral feelings want no stimulus. To us, regular soldiers, fighting in foreign countries, oppressed by destroying heat and protracted campaigns, that pride in our red coat, which strikes terror into an enemy, is important. For you, the best dress would be your own shooting jackets and leathern gaiters. The danger that calls on England to arm, does not demand pretty dresses, but deeds of arms”.

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