London. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. 8's., 20x 13cm, 116p., disbound, publisher's light red stain on the edges, clean and sound, very good to fine.(cmt). Item #40725
When there was a threat of England 's being invaded by France in 1756 during the Seven Years' War, Sir John Mordaunt was entrusted with the command of an expedition against Rochefort: the naval portion was under the command of Admiral Sir Edward Hawke. Among others under Mordaunt was young James Wolfe, as quartermaster-general. Because of delays, bad weather and indecisiveness, it was decided not to run the risk of an attack and the expedition, which had cost_over_a million pounds sterling, returned home. A court of inquiry was ordered, of which this is the report, and a subsequent court-martial found Mordaunt not guilty.