Letter from Thomas Brisbane, Toulouse to W. Mackenzie

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Writes of the battle of Toulouse, describing the fortifications of the enemy and the attack of the Spaniards. The British gained “entire possession of the enemies position.” Describes the British entry into Toulouse and the news that evening of Bonaparte being dethroned. “The town was illummated, the theatre openend and a grand ball given - the bust of Buonaparte in the great square was demolished in a very short time.” The effect of peace “will hurt much of the crop of Medical Schools which has of late sprung up in the town of Glasgow, and overrun the country with a set of poor half starved surgeons from our Armies and Navies.”