Correspondence Respecting the Affairs of Italy

Correspondence Respecting the Affairs of Italy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...I will not take upon myself to speak positively as to that matter. I have, &c. (Signed) PONSONBY. No. 118. The Hon. R. Abercromby to Viscount Paknerston.--(Received February 16.) (Extract) Turin, February 10, 1849. THE Sardinian Government have this morning received information from Florence, that His Imperial and Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Tuscany had quitted Sienna, after having nominated a Commission for the transaction of public business. The Grand Duke had taken the direction towards the Maremma, but it was not positively known to what place it was his intention to proceed. No. 119. The Marquis of Normanby to Viscount Palmerston.--(Received February 16.) My Lord, Paris, February 15, 1849. M. DROUYN DE LHUYS told me that M. Thom had read to him a despatch from Prince Schwarzenberg, in which it was stated that the Sardinian fleet ought to be withdrawn from the Adriatic before the commencement of the conferences. M. Drouyn de Lhuys said the phrase used in the despatch did not necessarily convey a distinct demand, but might merely be the indication of what was considered expedient and proper. The Prince went on however to say that he trusted the French Government would obtain this previous step from the Cabinet of Turin. M. Drouyn de Lhuys then repeated to me his answer, which was to the effect, that if it was intended to require the retirement of the Sardinian fleet as a facility for the attack at this moment upon Venice, certainly the French Government could not take any step to encourage such an attempt, which, putting the construction of the Armistice entirely out of the question, would be considered as at variance with the whole spirit of the mediation which contemplated a complete suspension of hostilities. If on the other hand...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523717
  • 9781236523716