Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud; In a Series of Letters from a Gentleman at Paris to a Nobleman in London Volume . 2

Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud; In a Series of Letters from a Gentleman at Paris to a Nobleman in London 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. 18 edition. Excerpt: ...the Gazette de Leyden, Hamburg Oorrespondenten, and Journal de Frankfort are reprinted; some articles left out, and others inserted in their room. It was intended to reprint also the Courier de Londres, but our types, and particularly our paper, would detect the fraud. I have read one of our own Journal de Frankfort, in which were extracts from this French paper, printed in your country, which I strongly suspect are of our own manufacture. I am told that several new books, written by foreigners, in praise of our present brilliant Government, are now in the presses of those our frontier towns, and will soon be laid before the public as foreign productions. A clerk of a banking-house had lately the imprudence to mention, during his dinner at the restaurateur's of Cadran Vert, on the Boulevards, some doubt of the veracity of an official article in the Moniteur. As he left the house he was arrested, carried before Fouche', accused of being an English agent, and before supper-time he was on the road to Rochefort on his way to Cayenne. As soon as the banker Tournon was informed of this expeditious justice, as it is called here, he waited on Fouche', who threatened even to transport him if he dared to interfere with the transactions of the police. This banker was himself seized in the spring of last year by a police agent and some gendarmes, and carried into exile forty leagues from this capital, where he remained six months, until a pecuniary douceur procured him a recall. His crime was having inquired after Ge'ne'ral Moreau when in the Temple, and of having left his card there. LETTER XVI. Paris, September, 1805. My Lobd: --The Prince Borghese has lately been appointed a captain of the Imperial Guard of his Imperial brother-in-law, Napoleon the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972503
  • 9781236972507