Memoirs of the Administration of Henry Pelham; Collected from the Family Papers, and Other Authentic Documents Volume 2

Memoirs of the Administration of Henry Pelham; Collected from the Family Papers, and Other Authentic Documents Volume 2

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... between England, Austria, and Russia, combined with a subsidiary engagement, for a considerable body of Russian troops. The court of Vienna acceded to the overture, and the consent of the empress Elizabeth being obtained, a detachment of her forces was preparing to march towards the Prussian frontier. The duke accordingly submitted to the cabinet council, a proposal to give a subsidy to the empress of Russia for two years. In the deliberation on the subject, Mr. Pelham stated the arguments on both sides, with great temper, calmness, and moderation, but gave no decided opinion. He did not appear to object to the subsidy, which, he said, might be raised by retrenchments, in some of the military departments; but he did not disguise his apprehension that it would provoke a rupture with Prussia, and, consequently, with France. He was also afraid, that the subsidy would be continued, after the expiration of the term; and that then it would be imputed to the effects of Hanoverian policy, as if the troops had been engaged merely to defend the electoral territories. "' See letter from Mr. Pelham to the duke of Newcastle, dated July 28th, 1753.-, --lllust. Corres. 1' The breach between England and Austria, in 1755, prevented all farther negotiations on this subject; and, after the peace of 1764-, the court of Vienna obtained the election of the archduke, without obligation to any foreign power. F / _-----__i--_'-;-;i__--'-_e_A_ _._-r---The duke of Newcastle met his brother's objections with equal moderation. He observed, that a reasonable subsidy might be granted for two years certain, the first advance not to be paid until the end of the first year; and that he was not without hopes of obtaining a proper security for the troops to...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567226
  • 9781236567222