Napoleon's Last Voyages; Being the Diaries of Admiral Sir Thomas Ussher, R. N., K. C. B. (on Board the Undaunted), and John R. Glover, Secretary to

Napoleon's Last Voyages; Being the Diaries of Admiral Sir Thomas Ussher, R. N., K. C. B. (on Board the Undaunted), and John R. Glover, Secretary to

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... until Kolly was discovered at Paris, the French government had no idea of our attempting to carry off Ferdinand; but, however, he was quite convinced, had Kolly not been discovered, the pusillanimity of Ferdinand would have prevented all possibility of our success. Our latitude this day at noon was 46 30' N., and longitude 8 2' W. August 13.--The weather very fine, with calms. Napoleon has hitherto breakfasted in his cabin. Our other guests were all assembled at the second breakfast, and it was evident from their appetites that they had forgot their sea sickness. During the forenoon Madame Bertrand expressed great regret at having undertaken the voyage; she also expressed hopes that Marechal Bertrand and herself would be allowed to return to England in the course of twelve months. Between two and three the general came on deck, and walked until nearly dinner-time. He made many inquiries relative to a French merchant brig spoken by one of the squadron, which was fourteen days from Havre. He seemed anxious to know how long we should be in reaching Madeira, and whether we were likely to remain there. At dinner the Rev. George Rennell, chaplain of the ship, who had been invited to dine with us, happening to sit opposite the general, the latter observed him with peculiar attention, and during the whole of the dinner-time he was completely occupied in asking questions relative to the Protestant religion--asking what were the forms of our church service; whether we used music; whether we used extreme unction; whether we prayed for the dead; how many sacraments we had, and how often the sacrament was performed; whether our religion was similar to either the Calvinist or Lutheran; whether length of time was necessary to study, and how long so before a...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658631X
  • 9781236586315