History of the Reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X Volume 1; V. 25

History of the Reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X Volume 1; V. 25

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...with the line of the canal. The Count d'Artois had reached head-quarters. Louis XVIII. was at hand. Fouche begged of the Allied generals not to press on too rudely, nor provoke Paris to defend itself. "The army," he said, " was discontented and irritated, and means must be found for getting it out of Paris." M. Bignon, with Generals Guilleminot and Gouvion St. Cyr, betook themselves to the head-quarters of Blucher, preferring to go thither. rather than to the Duke of Wellington, who was all in favour of Louis XVIII.; but Blucher would have nothing to do with them as envoys of any Government or members of any Chamber. " He would treat of the capitulation of Paris," _he said, "with the general commanding in Paris, with Marshal Davoust, no other." The commissioners were compelled to get powers signed by Davoust. Blucher had at the time his head-quarters at the chateau of St. Cloud, whilst Wellington had his in the chateau of N euilly. The Allied generals met the French at St. Cloud, and they totally refused to treat on any subject save the military surrender of Paris, with such terms as its municipal authorities might demand. Political conditions they refused to discuss. The result was a capitulation, for which Fouche substituted the word convention, signed on the night of the 3rd of July, stipulating a suspension of arms, and the retirement of the French army under Davoust behind the Seine. ' The 11th and 12th articles of this Convention are important, from their being afterwards invoked by the advocates of N ey and other accused persons. They were as follows: --' " All public property, with the exception of that connected with warlike defence, whether belonging to...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695226X
  • 9781236952264