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A History of My Time


A History of My Time

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    Etienne-Denis Pasquier
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: Section 3CHAPTER III Pourparlers between the Paris cabinet and the cabinets of Berlin and Vienna — Continucd illusions of M. de Bassano — Napoleon's trust in the loyalty of his allies — An offensive and defensive treaty of alliance signed between Prussia and Russia — Austria's ambiguous attitude — A treaty concluded between Great Britain and Sweden — A fresh levy of one hundred and eighty thousand men ordered by Napoleon—Formation of four regiments of mounted Guards of Honor — Deep discontent caused by this measure —The finance law and the budget of 1813—Excessive optimism of Count Mole — Destitution of the working classes, and straitened circumstances of army officers of high rank — Important public works inaugurated for the benefit of workmen: large orders given out for furniture, and completion of the Avenue de 1'Observatoire — Formation of the Paris textit{gendarmerie. which is placed under the control of the Prefect of Police — Marshal Moncey's abrupt speech to M. Pas- quier in this connection — Opening of the new campaign against the Eusso-Prussian coalition — Strength and composition of the armies in the field —The Empress Marie-Louise becomes Regent — Victory of Lut- zen — Battle of Bautzen, and death of Grand Marshal Duroc—Armistice signed after the taking of Breslau — Austria's equivocal mediation — Preponderating part played by General Pozzo di Borgo in this diplomatic tournament—His constant opposition to Napoleon, dating from the year 1793. The months of January and February, 1813, were spent in pourparlers and negotiations between Paris and Berlin, and Paris and Vienna, the object of them being to preserve for France the friendship of these two powers. Could such a hope be entertained in regard to Prussia? Could the Emperor be sincere when he made a pretence of believing in the good faith o...  
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