The Illustrated London News Volume 7

The Illustrated London News Volume 7

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...the Jesuits. That paper, after giving their early history, their decline, and their reorganization, informs ns, on the authority of a work recently published at Lcipsic. that they have now fourteen provinces (the term given to the countics or cities in which they have establishments), viz., Rome, Sicily, Naples, Turin, Spain, Paris, Lyons, Belgium, England, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Maryland, and the Missouri. On the lst of January, I833, they had in these provinces 173 establishments, and 3067 members; on the lst of January, 1841, they had 211 establishments, and 3565 members; and on the lst of January. 1844, 233 establishments, and-1133 members; having thus, in six years, increased by sixty establishments, and 1066 members. In 1844, according to the same authority, the number of members was increased to 45-27. Letters from Bordeaux, of the 18th inst., announce that grand manoeuvres took place at the Camp of St. Medard on the preceding day. The troops turned out at half-past six o'clock, a.m., and did not return to their quarters until five o'clock in the aftcmoon. A sham fight took place, and a village was carried at the point of the bayonet. Much sickness prevailed in the camp, more than five hundred men having entered the hospital since its formation. The Monifeur states that the Northern Railroad Company had already vested in the Treasury 15,000,000f., in part payment of the sums which it owed the state for the expenses already incurred. A letter from Brest, of the 16th inst., mentions that, at seven o'clock, p.m., on the preceding evening, the war schooner Doris, coming from Martinique, was laid on her beamends by a sudden squall just as she was cnt: ring the roads of Brest, and instantly filled and sank....show more

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  • Paperback | 814 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,424g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945050
  • 9781236945051