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The Memoirs of Napoleon, V9, 1807

By De Bourrienne, Louis Antoine Fauvelet

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Title: The Memoirs of Napoleon, V9, 1807  
Author: De Bourrienne, Louis Antoine Fauvelet
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: A few days after the revival of the old calendar the Emperor departed for the army. When at Hamburg it may well be supposed that I was anxious to obtain news, and I received plenty from the interior of Germany and from some friends in Paris. This correspondence enables me to present to my readers a comprehensive and accurate picture of the state of public affairs up to the time when Napoleon took the field. I have already mentioned how artfully he always made it appear that he was anxious for peace, and that he was always the party attacked; his, conduct previous to the first conquest of Vienna affords a striking example of this artifice. It was pretty evident that the transformation of the Cisalpine Republic into the kingdom of Italy, and the union of Genoa to France were infractions of treaties; yet the Emperor, nevertheless, pretended that aLl the infractions were committed by Austria. The truth is, that Austria was raising levies as secretly as possible, and collecting her troops on the frontiers of Bavaria. An Austrian corps even penetrated into some provinces of the Electorate; all this afforded Napoleon a pretest for going to the aid of his allies. In the memorable sitting preceding his departure the Emperor presented a project of a ?senatus?consulte? relative to the re?organisation of the National Guard. The Minister for Foreign Affairs read an explanation of the reciprocal conduct of France and Austria since the peace of Luneville, in which the offences of France were concealed with wonderful skill. Before the sitting broke up the Emperor addressed the members, stating that he was about to leave the capital to place himself at the head of the army to afford prompt succour to his allies, and defend the dearest interests of his people. He boasted of his wish to preserve peace, which Austria and Russia, as he alleged, had, through the influence of England, been induced to disturb.

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Table of Contents: The Memoirs of Napoleon, V9, 1807, 1 -- Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, 1 -- Chapter I. 1805, 1 -- Chapter II. 1805, 4 -- Chapter III. 1805, 10 -- Chapter IV. 1805, 14 -- Chapter V. 1805?1806, 19 -- Chapter VI. 1806, 24 -- Chapter VII. 1806, 29 -- Chapter VIII. 1806, 33 -- Chapter IX. 1806, 35 -- Chapter X. 1806?1807, 38


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