Daniel Manin, and Venice in 1848-49 Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... Ancona, there secretly to sign with the Hungarian Envoy a treaty which promised Venice as soon as possible a powerful Hungarian diversion from the shore of the Adriatic and a pecuniary subvention. What might not have been the consequences of such an alliance had it been concluded during the preceding year! But Hungary had let the opportunity pass; and now, so far from being able to save others, the very utmost that could be expected was that she might by heroic exertions retard her own inevitable ruin. On the 20th of May, an Austrian parlementaire came to intimate to the foreign consuls of the expiration of the time granted to their respective citizens to quit the city. About two thousand persons quitted it. Ten days previously, General Haynau had called on the English and French consuls to remove their ships-of-war, which must cease all communications with the place. The last feeble hopes and consolation for Venice would depart with the French flag, before which even the sack of Messina, taken by assault, had lately been stopped. The friendly Vice-Admiral Ricaudy no longer commanded the station. The energetic consul Vasseur immediately advised his successor not to obey the Austrian summons, and replied to the besieging general, that he did not feel himself competent to decide on the questions as to the rights of war, which were involved, and that he must refer to his government. The French government, instead of ordering him to depart, sent an additional ship. The arrogance displayed by the minister of Vienna, in his diplomatic relations, wounded the pride of the French ministry, although unfortunately their resentment did not carry them to any great resolves. They supplied the worthy consul, however, with the means, if not of defending...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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