Diplomatic Mystifications and Popular Credulity; Or, the Anglo-French Alliance

Diplomatic Mystifications and Popular Credulity; Or, the Anglo-French Alliance

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...not all, without an Act which should render this valid, which should ofier us security that the new Firmans should be for the future carried out and religiously observed in their principle and in their consequences. It is clear these documents, after the flagrant violation of the one which preceded them, could have no more M. Drouyn de Lhuys' Circular in answer to Count Nesselrode's of the 30th May. "Paris, June 25,1853. "1 "I will, in the first place, observe, that from the very statement of the difference between Russia and the Porte, such as it is set forth by Count Nesselrode, it results that Prince Menchikoff's mission to Constantinople had only one object--the settlement of the difficulties relating to the Holy Places at Jerusalem among the various Christian communions, and that that object was accomplished to the satisfaction of the Cabinet of St. Peteraburgh. "2. The question at present under discussion is consequently altogether new; it has no connection in any way with that of Jerusalem, and in every way it affects the independence and sovereignty of the Sultan. "3. I will add, that if Russia reproaches the Porte with its tergiversations in the affair of the Holy Places, France would not be less justified in addressing to it the same reproaches; and if she has abstained from doing so, it is because she took into consideration the embarrassments of aPower who, under the influence of two opposing currents of equal force, couceived that it could only keep its balance by contracting contradictory engagements. "4. As regards the key of the great gate of the church of Bethlehem, which has been so much spoken of, it has only been forgotten to mention that the Greeks possessed one exactly similar."--(Blue Books, vol. i, p. 304.) real value than...
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  • English
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