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THIS officer entered the service at 16 years of age , 17th March 1761 , and having received a military education , in Germany , he was immediately fit for service . He obtained a Cornetcy in the 1st or Royal reg . of drag . from his present Majesty without pur chase . He served in the campaigns of 1761 and 1762 in the above reg . with the allied army in Germany , commanded by Prince Ferdina 1. From a Cornetcy he was appointed , by pur chase , to a Company in the 105th or Queen's Royal Highlanders , by commission dated 13th Jan. 1763. That reg . having been reduced in the year following , Sir James again went abroad , anc after travelling on the continent , in France and Germany , he , in 1766 , succeeded by purchase to a troop in the 5th or Royal Irish drag . then stationed in Ireland , by commission dated 18th June . In the year 1769 Sir J. S. was appointed A.-D.-C. to Ld . Townshend , then Ld . Lieut . of Ireland ; and in the year 1772 obtained a Majority by purchase in the 13th reg . of drag . by com mission dated 6th Nov. In 1775 , without any solicitation on his part , he was transferred to the Majority of the 1st reg . of Irish horse , now the 4th drag . gds . , that step having been looked upon as promotion and a favor conferred upon him , commission dated 26th Sept. 1775. The year following , 1776 , the 13th drag . were converted into light cav . when Sir J. S. was pointed out for the purchase of the Lieut . Colonelcy of that reg . to which he suc ceeded accordingly , by commission dated 15th July 1776 ;
28. GEN . SIR JAMES STEUART DENHAM , BART . Colonel of the 12th Light Dragoons .
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( GENT . MAG . July , 1766. )
TUESDAY , July 1
A defperate riot , in which tome thousands of an Irih mob attacked party of Gen. Carpenter's regiment in Laugbrea , was , after a few lives loft quelied by the prudence of the officer who commanded the party . It began on account of the detention of two notorious ripters , who had been guilty of the moft dar ing infulte on the civil magiftrate , as well as military governor of the county of Galway . Some of the foldiers were wounded , but none mortaily .