History of the Wars Occasioned by the French Revolution; From the Commencement of Hostilities in 1792, to the End of ... 1816; Embracing a Complete History of the Revolution, with Biographical Sketches of Most of the Public Volume 2

History of the Wars Occasioned by the French Revolution; From the Commencement of Hostilities in 1792, to the End of ... 1816; Embracing a Complete History of the Revolution, with Biographical Sketches of Most of the Public Volume 2

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ... the troops hastily retreated. j On the 21st, General Millet de Villeneuve, chief of the Neapolitan staff, sent the following letter to the Austrian commander, for the purpose of obtaining an armistice: -" General, ---The King of Naples, in the just uneasiness respecting the security of his states, which the negociations at Vienna excited in him, and after the unexpected events which seemed likely to renew the coalition of the European sovereigns against France, thought that he ought again to occupy, and that he had a right to occopy, the line which he held during the last war, in consequence of a formal convention signed by Generals Nugent and Livron, which he has not renounced by any later stipulations, and from which the Neapolitan army retired merely in consequence of a conventional arrangement. His majesty flattered himself that this line would be given up to him without difliculty, and perhaps no hostilities would have taken place, if your excellency had received the communications which were prevented by unforeseen accidents. As the Austrian troops at Cesena had fired upon the Neapolitan troops, the king could not but believe that it was by your orders; and that your excellency had positively received from your court instructions to act in a hostile manner towards him. As soon as his majesty saw himself engaged in war, against such a great power, without having intended it, lie thought it necessary to make use of all the resources which had long since been offered him in Italy, and the extension of which he did not even farther attempt to realise. The movements of your army towards Bologna, Ferrara, and Modena, are known to your excellency; while they were executin. the king saw, by comiiiunications with Lord Eentiiick, that...show more

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  • Paperback | 770 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,352g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937023
  • 9781236937025