The Edinburgh Annual Register, for 1814

The Edinburgh Annual Register, for 1814

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...the army on the SOth ult. During his grace's stay in Paris, he was treated with the highest distinction by the king of France, and the other great personages, and followed by the acclamations of the populace. Louis XVill. has issued an animated proclamation; in which he observes, that the happiness of France shall mark his reign; and his inmost wishes are, that it may leave recollections worthy of being associated to the memory of those kings whose first and most noble virtue was paternal goodness. The declaration forbids compliance with requisitions contrary to the armistice, but commands the different authorities to take care that the armies of the allies are regularly aod well supplied. This has reference to discontents prevailing in the provinces, in consequence of exactions by the allied troops. The funeral service for the late king and queen, their son, and Madame Elizabeth, was celebrated on the 14th. Monsieur, the Duke de Berri, and the princes of the blood, were the chief mourners. The king and the Duchea ot Angouleme occupied an elevated tribune. The funeral oration was pronounced by the Abbe Gris Dund. The public accounts say that it was received with peculiar approbation; but private letters say that it was censured by many well-disposed persons, as a departure from the royal declaration, in exasperating those who ought to be conciliated. At the head of the new ministry, is M. d'Ambray as chancellor, and M. Talleyrand as minister for foreign affairs. The Abbe de Montesqaiou is the minister of the interior; and M. Malouet, minister of finance. By an ordinance of the king, Monsieur resumes the title of colonel-general of the Swiss guards, the Prince de Conde that of colonel-general of the infantry of the line, the Due...show more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 853g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860055
  • 9781236860057