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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. Reports of a plan to assassinate the Duke of Wellington—Lord Liverpool proposes to him to take the command in America—Negotiations at Ghent—Lord Liverpool's instructions to Mr. Goulburn—Arrogance of the Americans—The Treaty of Ghent—The Czar's claim to the Duchy of Warsaw—Disapproval of our ministers—The Prussians seize on Saxony—Apparent danger of war—Lord Liverpool's instructions to Lord Castlereagh—His willingness to unite with France—Lord Liverpool's opinion on Italy—Animosity of the Opposition in England, and excited state of the country—Conduct of the Czar at Vienna—News of the Treaty of Ghent arrives at Vienna—Proposals to remove Murat from Naples—The Duke of Wellington's opinion in favour of it—Lord Liverpool's doubts—Talleyrand's suggestion—Lord Liverpool's final view on this subject—Murat's treachery. Meanwhile every day fresh intelligence from France rendered Lord Liverpool more and more anxious about the state of affairs in that country. He even became uneasy about the personal safety of the Ambassador himself, for he had received information from persons professing to speak from certain knowledge, that a plan had been laid to assassinate the Duke; and, under the influence of this apprehension, he proposed to remove him from Paris, either sending him to join Lord Castlereagh at Vienna, so that he, as a military man, with all the weight belonging to his unequalled reputation, might take a part in the discussions "on the subject of the frontier of the Netherlands connected with that of Prussia, Bavaria, and the German Powers," or appointing him to the chief command of North America, "with full powers to make peace or to continue the war, if peace should be found impracticable, with renewed...

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