Select Despatches from the British Foreign Office Archives; Relating to the Formation of the Third Coalition Against France, 1804-1805

Select Despatches from the British Foreign Office Archives; Relating to the Formation of the Third Coalition Against France, 1804-1805

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...and secret article I agreed to as a sort of compromise, for the necessary insertion of the four months which I had insisted should appear in the first separate article which was to be communicated to the Court of Vienna.--It was certainly desirable that the Austrian Ministry should have an interest in not delaying the period of commencing hostilities, though I could not obtain the concurrence of Prince Czartoryski to this provision, but by consenting to a secret article between the Courts of London and St. Petersburg, by which a farther extension of time should be given to the Emperor of Germany to become a member of the alliance against France. I The enclosed declaration B 1 signed by Prince Ozartoryski and M. Novosilzow was delivered to me immediately after the signature of the treaty. I expressed my regret that his Imperial Majesty had judged it expedient, that the Plenipotentiaries should give in a paper of that nature upon any such frivolous objection as that to which the declaration alludes, but at the same time I promised to forward it to your lordship together with the treaty of alliance. Such my lord are the observations with which I have felt it necessary to accompany the treaty I have concluded with this Court. T am aware of the responsibility I have incurred, and shall look with a very anxious eye for the approbation of my sovereign; my conduct has been guided by what in my conscience I thought best for the interests of my country, and with the latitude afforded by the instructions I have received, I could not I thought consistently with my duty risk the rupture of the negotiation, and even three months delay in the conclusion of it, by witholding my signature from the conditions of the alliance which I now transmit. 73 Lord 0. L....show more

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  • English
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  • 123664803X
  • 9781236648037