The Massacres in Syria by James Lewis FarleyThe Massacres in Syria by James Lewis Farley

The Massacres in Syria

byJames Lewis Farley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1861 Excerpt: ... LETTER XL THE-FRENCH IN SYRIA. Constantinople, September 19, 1860. When France sent her soldiers to Syria, she was not alone actuated by the natural instincts of humanity, which all Europe, outraged at the crimes that had been committed, equally entertained; she was also impelled by those feelings of honour and duty which neither individuals nor states can legitimately resist. France has been for centuries the recognised protectress of the Christians in the East, and the Maronites possess a charter which gives them a claim that has ever been acknowledged by the successors of Saint Louis. This charter, addressed to the Prince and Patriarch of the Maronites, and granted by Louis IX., as a reward for assistance rendered during the Crusades, is as follows:--"Our heart was filled with joy when we beheld your son Simon, at the head of 25,000 men, advancing to meet us on your part, in order to convey to us the expression of your sentiments and to offer us the various gifts, as well as the beautiful horses, which you have sent us. Indeed, the sincere friendship which we commenced to feel for the Maronites, during our sojourn at Cyprus, where they are established, is now much increased. We are convinced that this nation, which we find settled here under the name of Saint-Maroun, is a part of the French nation, inasmuch as its friendship for us is not unlike the friendship which the French feel for each other. In consequence, it is only just that you and all the Maronites should enjoy the same protection as the French enjoy with us, and that you be eligible for, and admitted into, employments equally as they are themselves. We invite you, illustrious Prince, to labour with zeal for the welfare of the inhabitants of Mount Lebanon, and also to occupy yourself in creati...
Title:The Massacres in SyriaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217092365

ISBN - 13:9780217092364

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