|A portrait of Captain Robert Orme|
"As we were walking in the Park one day, we heard a poor fellow was to be chastised; when I requested the General to beg off the offender. Upon his application to the general officer, whose name was Drury, he asked Braddock, ‘How long since he had divested himself of brutality, and of the insolence of his manners?’ To which the other replied, ‘You never knew me insolent to my inferiors. It is only to such rude men as yourself, that I behave with the spirit which I think they deserve.’" (4)
- The Foot Guards ranks were one higher than in the regular army; thus a lieutenant of the Guards would rank as a captain in the rest of the Army. This was common practice among European household troops and explains why Orme is sometimes referred to as Lieutenant (his Guards rank), and sometimes as Captain (his effective rank on Braddock’s expedition).
- Letter of Captain Robert Orme, found on page xx. Braddock’s Defeat, edited by Charles Hamilton.
- pg. 177, An Apology for the Life of George Anne Bellamy. Read it at: https://archive.org/stream/apologyforlifeof12bell#page/176/mode/2up
- pg. 29, An Apology for the Life of George Anne Bellamy. Read it at: http://archive.org/stream/apologyforlifeof35bell#page/n39/mode/2up/search/braddock