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'''Colonel John Whitelocke''' - commander of the British troops who landed in [[Saint-Domingue]] in [[1793]].  An unscrupulous character, he offered bribes to French officers who resisted the advance of British troops.  "Cashiered when in command in Buenos Aires for being 'deficient in zeal, judgment and personal exertion'." ([[This Gilded African|Parkinson]], p. 74)
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'''Colonel John Whitelocke''' was commander of the British troops that landed in [[Saint-Domingue]] in [[1793]].  An unscrupulous character, he offered bribes to French officers who resisted the advance of British troops.  He was "cashiered when in command in Buenos Aires for being 'deficient in zeal, judgment and personal exertion'." ([[This Gilded African|Parkinson]], p. 74)
  
 
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Revision as of 11:22, 1 November 2004

Colonel John Whitelocke was commander of the British troops that landed in Saint-Domingue in 1793. An unscrupulous character, he offered bribes to French officers who resisted the advance of British troops. He was "cashiered when in command in Buenos Aires for being 'deficient in zeal, judgment and personal exertion'." (Parkinson, p. 74)

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