Letters and Correspondance, Public and Private, of the Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke; During the Time He Was Secretary of

Letters and Correspondance, Public and Private, of the Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke; During the Time He Was Secretary of

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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. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...1711. AFTER a tedious delay, we received several posts at last together from Holland, and by them I had your Grace's private letters of the zd and 9th of this month, N.S. for which I return you my most humble thanks. The Muscovites are, without dispute, in greater forwardness than the Turks, and the King of Sweden in little condition to support that fierte which he put on when he protested against the act of neutrality; since this very act may, for ought I know, prove the only security of Pomerania, and the troops under Crassau, now, as it did the last year. But, my Lord, our misfortune is, that we can support neither side in the manner they desire, without manifest prejudice to the common interest, and by a trimming neu, trality we have contrived to disoblige both. Give me leave, on this occasion, to lay, that I fear the event of the northern commo After the King of Sweden's defeat at Pultowa, the small remains of his army assembled and formed under General Craflau. tions will show that we were in the right, who thought last year that the King of Sweden should either have been forced to submit to the terms of the neutrality, however partial they are to his enemies, or have been, by a vigorous measure, put out of condition to annoy or even alarm us. We might, at that time, have tied the northern confederates down to whatever conditions we pleased, and have remained masters of both, whereas these are likely to impose the law upon us now, as the King of Sweden would infallibly do, was he in condition to execute the design he has formed. But these matters have been, by her Majesty, left to the management of the States; and I only wish that the Queen's part in these engagements was as little as it has been in the direction. Your Grace can best judge...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632001
  • 9781236632005