The History of the War with Russia; Giving Full Details of the Operations of the Allied Armies Volume 2-3

The History of the War with Russia; Giving Full Details of the Operations of the Allied Armies Volume 2-3

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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: ...the point of securing a safe and ready communication between British India and the mother-country. "The conversation now drawing towards an end, the emperor expressed his warm attachment to the queen our gracious sovereign, and his respect for her majesty's present advisers. The declarations contained in your lordship's despatch had been, he said, very satisfactory; he could only desire that they should be a little amplified. The terms in which yourlordship had spoken of his conduct were, the emperor said, very flattering to him. "In dismissing me, his imperial majesty said, --' Well, induce your government to write again upon these subjects--to write more fully, and to do so without hesitation. I have confidence in the English government. Co n'est point un engagement, une convention que je leur demande; c'est un libre echange d'id6es, et, au besoin, une parole de gentleman; entre nous cela suffit.' I might venture to suggest that some expressions might be used in the despatch to be addressed to me which might have the effect of putting an end to the further consideration, or, at all events, discussion of points which it is highly desirable should not be regarded as offering subject for debate. I may only add, apologetically, that I may possibly have failed in reporting some parts of his majesty's conversation, and that 1 am conscious of "having forgotten the precise terms employed by him with respect to the commercial policy to be observed at Constantinople when no longer held by the Turks. The purport of the observation was, that England and Russia had a common interest in providing for the readiest access to the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. A copy of your lordship's despatch was left in the emperor's hands. No. 7. Sir G. H....show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603478
  • 9781236603470