Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, Second Marquess of Londonderry (9), Volume 9

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 374 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... he might not be questioned as to the object of his mission, with which I believe his Serene Highness is wholly unacquainted. The officer in question, on his arrival at Liege, had an audience of two hours with the Prince Royal, the result of which has not transpired. This officer, who accompanied Madame Bernadotte to Sweden, has remained at the headquarters of the Prince Royal. The Duke of Saxe-Weimar received last night a despatch from Marshal Bliicher, dated Laon, the 8th inst. The Marshal had retreated to that place, for the purpose of uniting himself with the corps of General Biilow. His united force, including the corps of Winzingerode, Kleist, &c, is said to amount to between 80 and 90,000 men. He had been pursued with great activity by the French army, commanded by Buonaparte in person; and, on the 7th, an affair of artillery and cavalry had taken place between his rear-guard, commanded by Winzingerode, and the advanced guard of the French army, in which Marshal Victor and Generals Grouchy and Laval were wounded. Marshal Bliicher having concentrated his force at Laon, was determined to give battle to the enemy; and, as he is superior in force, the result is looked to with great confidence. The battle will probably have taken place on the 9th inst. We have no accounts from the army of Prince Schwarzenberg, which, as the Duke of Weimar informs me, had retreated to Langres, to receive a reinforcement of 50,000 men, commanded by the Archduke Ferdinand. I am, &c, J. M. Johnson. Sir Tlwmas Graham to Lord Clancarty. Calmhout, March 11, 1814. My Lord--It has not been in my power sooner to give you an account of an attempt I made to gain possession of the important fortress of Bergen-op-Zoom. But, being anxious to put into your hands all the information on...

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