Writings Of John Quincy Adams (volume 4)

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byJohn Quincy Adams

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... the world which he has less inclination or less prospect of visiting. He thinks in this respect as you do, and when he leaves the place of his present residence it will undoubtedly be to return home. It is possible that this may happen during the present year, though it may be postponed until the next. In the meantime he hopes to hear from you as heretofore, and when he goes will give you seasonable notice. .... TO ABIGAIL ADAMS St. Petersburg, 19 March, 1811. Our society here, as you will naturally suppose, is principally composed of the Corps Diplomatique, which of all the movable sand banks in the world of mutability is perhaps the most given to change. When we arrived here in October, 1809, it consisted of a French ambassador, ministers of the second order from the kings of Denmark, Prussia, Sardinia, Saxony, Bavaria, Wurttemburg, Holland, Spain, Naples, and Westphalia. There were from Sweden the two negotiators who had just concluded the peace of Fredericshamn, one of whom had been for many years the Swedish ambassador at this Court, and then had, as he still has, the powers without the formal character of ambassador. There was also a charge d'affaires from Portugal, or from the Prince Regent of Brazil, and an agent from the Hanseatic cities. Austria and England were not represented. Seven of these kings, besides the French Emperor, were themselves novelties, created since the commencement of the present century, and lineally descended from the revolution, which was to found liberty, equality and fraternity, and to abolish monarchy on the face of the globe. Four of them, Holland, Spain, Naples and Westphalia, were of the collateral Bonaparte dynasty, which had been set up before he had undertaken to have children of his own to provide for. We had been...

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... the world which he has less inclination or less prospect of visiting. He thinks in this respect as you do, and when he leaves th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021714859X

ISBN - 13:9780217148597

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