The Overthrow of the Germanic Confederation by Prussia in 1866

The Overthrow of the Germanic Confederation by Prussia in 1866

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...of Hanover a telegram received from M. de Bismarck, by which free march to the south was offered the Hanoverians, on condition of their engaging not to bear arms against Prussia for a year, but requiring, as a preliminary, that they should give guarantees, the nature of which would be precisely stated by the King of Prussia's Adjutant-General v. Alvensleben, who would for that purpose be sent to Eisenach. To this communication the King of Hanover made this written reply to the Duke of Coburg: ----'Mosr SERENE PRINCE, &c., ' Your Highness has just sent 1ne a telegram from the Prussian Minister President, M. de Bismarck, by my Captain v. der Wense, according to which his Majesty the King of Prussia assents to the proposition made through my Staff-Major v. Jacobi, for the passage of my army through the Thuringian States, but puts forward the condition that my army should give guarantees for not taking any part in hostilities for the space of one year. r ' Your Highness will imderstand that I cannot HOW THE ATTACK WAS SUSPENDED. 223 entertain such a condition, nor can I make the CHAP delay of military operations dependent on negotia-"yr-' tions-to that effect. accrued to them from your Highness having yester-Great prejudice has already day sent me, as a parliamentary, your Captain v. Zielberg, not duly accredited. I can permit no farther delay in operations, and must consequently request your Highness to send back to me my Major v. Jacobi. ' On the other hand, I am willingly disposed to enter on negotiations with General v. Alvensleben, his Majesty's Adjutant-General, whom the King of Prussia has sent to me, for the purpose of avoiding all bloodshed, and, as far as it may be possible, all...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759184
  • 9781236759184