History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena Volume 1

History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena Volume 1

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... me to render his situation more agreeable; but if he continues to treat me with disrespect, I will make him feel my power. He is my prisoner, and I have a right to treat him according to his behaviour. I will bring him to reason." The Emperor having learned that Sir Hudson Lowe had said to the officers, that he did not wish to see them any more, and that a red coat made him sick at heart, sent for Captain Poppleton, and said to him, " Sir, --I believe you are the oldest captain of the 53rd; tell your comrades that a falsehood has been stated to them, when it was insinuated that I did not wish to sec them any more, and that a red coat made me sick at heart; tell them that I see them at all times with pleasure, I esteem the 53rd--they are a regiment of brave men, and have fought valiantly; the service which the regiment is here called upon to perform, is a painful duty, which they fulfil like men of honour. In saying this, Sir, I only do my duty towards you, and all your companions. I am an old soldier, and admire brave men, who have received the baptism of fire, under whatever colours they have served." Captain Poppleton thanked the Emperor for the kindness of what he said, and assured him that the 53rd were filled with the deepest feelings of respect and admiration for bis person. It seemed, indeed, as if, since the arrival of this governor, we were to be subjected to some new outrage every day. The Emperor determined to endeavour to put a stop to it. He considered, besides, that acts of so much importance as the treaty of the 2nd of August, and the Bill of the 16th of April, ought not to remain unanswered; he therefore dictated to me the following letter: --TO GENERAL SIR H. LOWE. "Longwood, August 23, 1816. "Sir, --I have...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236627601
  • 9781236627605