Intercepted letters. Letters intercepted on board the Admiral Aplin, captured by the French; and inserted by the French government in the Moniteur, and two supplementary sheets, of the 16th September 1804
Wilson, 1804 - 56 pages
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Page 22 - Our situation, indeed, in one essential point of view, is entirely different. Though he did not recommend Addington to his present employment (and, indeed, who is there that knows him would have done it?) he nevertheless gave him a certain portion of influence more active than my opinion would have permitted me to grant, in the formation of the new administration. He advised his measures a long time...
Page 23 - The measure indeed, which he has lately adopted (I allude to his motion of adjournment or his vote of censure, ill-judged in itself, as I think it was, and unfortunate in its result, since it lessened his public influence,) has at least the merit of expressing, in an unequivocal manner, his disapprobation of the conduct of government.
Page 19 - I am not certain whether the event of the war which our wise ministers have at last declared, may not have induced them to beg you to continue your stay in India some time longer.
Page 21 - ... place. All the infamous calumnies of government have fallen, with double force, on their own heads. In every thing I have since done, and in every thing I have abstained from doing, you will, I hope, perceive those sentiments, and those principles, from which no opinion, however unfavourable it may be to the personal conduct of any individual, shall ever make me deviate. Had I been certain of an opportunity, I should have written you a detail of what has taken place since April last, in regard...
Page 25 - French newspapers. more for you than you would have done for me on a like occasion ; and if the intrigue planned against you is totally without effect, and your measures have been approved before they were arraigned, I cannot flatter myself with having contributed to this result by my efforts; but you may, in my opinion, consider the affair as terminated.
Page 21 - My plan of political conduct, as you must have se.eti, ditfers more and more from that of government. In regard to the opinion I expressed on the peace, I have the satisfaction to find that justice is done to me in all countries.
Page 20 - I hope nothing will prevent me from having the pleasure of seeing you next year, supposing at that period that you have still a...
Page 23 - He does iiot endeavour to conceal his sentiments. If he has written to you (which he certainly must have done, had he not contracted the bad habit of never writing to any one) he must have expressed to you, I am persuaded, all these sentiments with.
Page 26 - Castlcreagh, who received me with the greatest politeness. He spoke of you in the most favourable terms. He approved of all your measures, but at the same time it is perfectly evident that he cannot obtain what the Court of Directors has resolved not to grant. He spoke a great deal of the college, and appeared to be fully convinced of the importance as well as the necessity of the institution.
Page 22 - ... would have permitted me to grant, in the formation of the new administration. He advised their measures a long time after I had ceased to have any intercourse with them, and he approved of them in different points which appeared to me the most criminal, and which -were indeed so, as proved by the event. He is consequently more hampered in ' his conduct than I am, and he does not at present enjoy the inestimable advantage which I possess, of never having concealed nor compromised my opinion in...