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   Ipswich Magazine (Newspaper) - February 1, 1800, London, Middlesex                                THE For FEBRUARY, 1800. " THE MARQUIS CORtftFALLtS, THE fubject of this memoir has acted with success in the character of a statesman as well as a soldier* Like the Roman consuls of old, he has received and dispatched ambassadors; he has declared war, and granted peace. He fought for the preservation of an empire in America; he retained and enlarged the British dominions in Asia; and in Europe, he has humbled the enemies of his country, and, by his energy and humane policy, has crushed, a civil war in the bud. Marquis Cornwallis, whose family is very ancient and honourable, was born Dec. 31st, 1738, and seems to have been intended from his cradle, for the army. He accordingly entered into the service at a very early age; and we find him in 1758, when only twenty years old, and at a period when promotions were less rapid than at present, a Captain in Colonel Craufurd's light infantry, under the title of Lord Broome, Three years after this, he accompanied the Marquis of Granby to the continent* in the honourably and confidential capacity of ons of his Aids-de-camfa and was of course attendant on the person of that gallant nobleman during the campain. It was thus, in the fields of Germany, and under the most skilful and celebrated generals of the day,- that Lord Broome acquired the rudiments of the art of war, and prepared himself to command, by first learning to obey. In 1761, he was* promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-colonel of the twelfth regiment of foot; and we then find him discharging his civil as well as military duties by sitting as a representative in parliament for the Borough of Eye. On the death of his father, who was the fifth peer of his family, in 1762, he of course vacated his seat in the house of commons, and appeared in the House of Peers, under the title of Earl Cornwallis. In 1765, he was nominated one of the lords of the bedchamber; and about the. same   

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