Memoirs of His Own Time; Including the Revolution, the Empire, and the Restoration Volume 2

Memoirs of His Own Time; Including the Revolution, the Empire, and the Restoration 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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...maritime defences of the Bocche di Cattaro, and the position of the ports, already occupied by the Russians, he confirmed all that had been advanced by Marquis Guisilieri and General Brady. The intrigue and collusion were manifest; I loudly complained; I told Marquis Guisilieri that nothing ought to stop him, and that it was his duty to go in person to Cattaro, since there was still an Austrian garrison there; that I offered to accompany him under any disguise that he pleased; that, after having thus arrived at the place, or even at the first Russian post, I would declare my character; that the rest was my own business, at my own risk and peril. He rejected this means of confirming the violation of the treaty, and persisted in not quitting Zara till he had received fresh instructions from his court. Nothing remained for me to do but to give an account with the greatest accuracy, and without any reserve, to the Prince Viceroy and to General Andreossy, the French ambassador at Vienna. In a few days afterwards, we received at Zara, as I naturally expected, the news of the evacuation of 246 THE RUSSIANS OCCUPY CATTARO. Cattaro by the Austrians, and the unconditional surrender of the place and of the whole territory to the Russians. My conduct was approved; the Emperor Napoleon warmly resented this breach of faith, and persisted in demanding the fulfilment of the stipulations of the treaty; he demanded also, as a preliminary reparation, the punishment of the agents who had engaged in this intrigue. Guisilieri and General Brady, were in appearance sacrificed; the first was imprisoned in a fortress. The state of Ragusa became subsequently the theatre of war; but the surrender of Cattaro to the French arms could not be obtained either by force or by...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543572
  • 9781236543578