From One Thousand Seven Hundred and Six, to One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirteen Volume 2

From One Thousand Seven Hundred and Six, to One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirteen Volume 2

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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. 1737 edition. Excerpt: ...the reducing those Places, there was nothing to hinder their marching on to the very Gates of Paris. Upon this the Duke declared that he was restrained by his Orders from entering upon any Action, either Battle or Siege j and upon this, fays the Author I mentioned before, his Highness thought fit to declare that the Confederate Armies having pasted the Scheldc and the Selle, and advanced into the midst of the Enemy's Garrisons, could not possibly retire without running some Risque, wherefore it seemed to him that his Grace would have done much better, if he had declared his Orders before they had marched so far; but I conceive this Discourse could never have passed for this Reason, that it is not probable his Grace had such Orders much earlier than he declared them. However it was, ' the Field Deputies of the States dispatched away a Courier to acquaint their Principals with what had happen'd. In Consequence of which the Dutch Plenipotentiaries at Utrecht applied themselves to the Bishop of Bristol to complain of the Duke of Ormonde or of. those who sent him his Orders, but that Prelate surprized them more than the Duke had their Deputies; for he told them that two Days before he had received an Express from the Queen, with an Account that her Majesty observing that the States took little Notice us the many Advances she had made to engage them to enter upon a Plan of Peace, me therefore thought herself now at Liberty to enter into separate Measures to obtain such a Peace as might be most beneficial to her Subjects. His Lordship told them farther, that he was instructed to inform them, that, considering the Conduct of the States towards her Majesty, she thought herself intirely disengaged from all Alliances with, and Engagements to their High..show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546091
  • 9781236546098