Remarks on the Proposals Made to Great Britain for Opening Negotiations for Peace in the Year 1807

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J. M'Creery, 1808 - Europe - 152 pages
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Page 4 - II. could not behold, without the deepest concern, the rupture which took place last autumn, between his majesty the emperor of the French, king of Italy, and his majesty the king of Prussia ; and he was shortly afterwards still more painfully affected, by the extension of hostilities over a considerable part of Europe.
Page 11 - I have received the letter which your excellency did me the honour to write to me on the 12th of December, 1827, and laid it before the emperor.
Page 55 - His Majesty has thus replied to all the different accusations by which the Russian Government labours to justify the rupture of a connection which has subsisted for ages, with reciprocal advantage to Great Britain and Russia ; and attempts to disguise the operation of that external influence by which Russia is driven into unjust hostilities for interests not her own.
Page 52 - ... communication of the articles of the peace of Tilsit. The first of these conditions was precisely the same which the emperor of Russia had himself annexed not four months before to his own acceptance of the proffered mediation of the emperor of Austria. The second was one which his majesty would have had a right to require, even as the ally of his imperial majesty ; but which it would have been highly improvident...
Page 46 - ... to obtain for him honourable conditions. But the British ministry, apparently faithful to that plan which was to loosen and break the bonds which had connected Russia and England, rejected the mediation. The peace between Russia and France was to prepare a general peace. Then it was that England suddenly quitted that apparent lethargy to which she had abandoned herself : but it was to cast upon the north of Europe new firebrands, which were to enkindle and nourish the flames of war, which she...
Page 48 - He proclaims anew the principles f the armed neutrality, that monument of the wisdom 'of the empress Catherine, and engages never to recede from that system. He demands of England, complete satisfaction to all ,his subjects, for their just reclamations of vessels and merchandize, detained against the express tenor of treaties concluded in his own reign. ( The emperor engages, there shall be no re-establishment of concord, between Russia and England, till satisfaction shall have been given to Denmark.
Page 52 - Majesty was thus led into an apparent compliance with a limitation so offensive to the dignity of an independent Sovereign. But the answer so returned by His Majesty was not a refusal. It was a conditional acceptance. The conditions required by His Majesty were, a statement of the basis upon which the enemy was disposed to treat ; and a communication of the articles of the peace of Tilsit.
Page 55 - Majesty as the guarantee of the peace to be concluded between Great Britain and Denmark. In making that appeal, with the utmost confidence and sincerity, His Majesty neither intended, nor can he imagine that he offered, any insult to the Emperor of Russia. Nor can His Majesty conceive that, in proposing to the Prince Royal terms of peace, such as the most successful war on the part of Denmark could hardly have...
Page 5 - He will not take upon himself to suggest the particular mode of negociation, and still less to anticipate the intentions of other Powers, or to decide upon those measures which it may be thought necessary previously to settle, in order to determine the principles of the preliminary overtures between the Belligerent Powers. Nevertheless, in the hope that this friendly offer of his interposition will be appreciated in...
Page 6 - Ireland, has received, with a just sense of the consideration which is due to every communication from His Imperial Majesty the Emperor , of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, and of .the motives by which, on this occasion, His Imperial Majesty has been actuated, the offer of his Imperial Majesty to become the mediator of a general peace. The King, who has never ceased to consider a secure and durable peace as the only object of the war in which His Majesty is engaged, and...

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