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To the Inhabitants of Constantinople

157

General Valentini on the Military Occupation of Constantinople 158

On the Navigation of the Danube

176

Moldavia

180

Evacuation of Silistria

187

Letter from St. Petersburgh, April 24, 1836

191

Ukase respecting the Armenian Church

194

Intercepted Caricature

195

Armenian Church

197

Recent Progress of Commerce and Industry in Hungary

207

Narrative of the Affairs of Greece. Part I.

212

Original of Count Nesselrode's very Secret Despatch to M. de Ribeau-

pierre

266

Admiral Heyden and Admiral de Rigny

275

Letter from Constantinople, May 5th, 1836

279

Confidential Despatch from Count Nesselrode to M. de Tatistcheff, his

Imperial Majesty's Envoy at Vienna, dated St. Petersburgh, Jan.

1827

281

Narrative of the Affairs of Greece. Part II.

295

Civilization in Egypt

345

Reply to the Frankfurt Journal

347

Lord Durham and the Emperor Nicholas

361

Official Note of Lord Ponsonby to the Turkish Minister for Foreign

Affairs, respecting Mr. Churchill

367

Prussian Official Documents relative to the Measures to be taken

against the Representatives at the German Diets and the Liberals

of Germany.

1.-General von Borstell to General Thile; 14 June, 1832

370

II.-General Thile to General von Borstell; 26 June, 1832

373

III.-General Thile to M. de Ancillon; 26 June, 1831

374

IV.-General von Borstell; 31 July, 1832

376

V.-Autograph Letter from the King of Prussia to General von

Borstell; August 22, 1832

377

Opinions of Germany on the Influence of Russia. From the Banks

of the Elbe; 22 June, 1836

379

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[The importance of the following Despatch on the affairs of Portugal can hardly be fully appreciated without a previous study of the Despatch of Count Pozzo di Borgo to Count Nesselrode, given in the 6th No. of the Portfolio, and which, as being addressed to the Russian Cabinet, may be considered to have expressed its real views with regard to the affairs of the Peninsula.

His Excellency, referring in that Despatch " to the chances of “collision between Spain, alarmed, violent, and obstinate, and Por

tugal in the revolutionary act,” states, “that his fears of a deplorable "result were founded, on the one hand, on the incompatibility of the “interests of the two countries, and on the other, upon the error of “the two Cabinets of England and France -that of England in not "pronouncing itself favourably on the fate of Don Miguel,&c.

The present Despatch is interesting in a different point of view, inasmuch as it was written for communication to the Cabinets of England and France, whose mutual jealousy had been excited by the arrival of their respective armies on the arena of collision which Russian diplomacy had been for many years preparing for them.

The interminable complications in which England and France were to be involved, towards each other, towards the countries whose internal dissensions they were to appease, whose external relations they were to determine, have borne their fruits. Our arms, our capital, our sympathies, our interests, were enlisted in an intervention in the West, whereby the attention of Europe was artfully

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diverted from watching the progress of Russia to universal dominion, in the East.

Her progress has hitherto been triumphant. Three years ago when Sultan Mahmoud invoked our aid to support his throne against a rebel in collusion with Russia, the refusal of England to succour our natural and commercial ally was founded on the fact of the whole of our disposable forces being occupied on the Scheldt and the Tagus.

We consider this Despatch as affording one of the best illustrations of the mode in which Russia has for the last half century, in every diplomatic transaction, beguiled us into executing her own ends, inflicting upon us the odium of ruining our own interests, together with the humiliation of not daring to avow our simplicity, and therefore to resent her perfidy. Every secret end that she aimed at in this Despatch was attained ; although Sir Frederick Lamb had the sagacity, on the arrival of Don Miguel at Lisbon, to frustrate one object at least of the intrigue, viz. the payment of an English loan to enable the usurper to carry on war against the friends of England and of Portugal.]

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