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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 24 0 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 14 0 Browse Search
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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation 6 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 6 0 Browse Search
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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 4 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 4 0 Browse Search
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while Austria, recruited by Bavaria and Wurtemberg, was conquering Silesia. The Prussians will win no more victories, wrote the queen of Pol firmness. Having vainly attempted to engage the enemy in Aug. Silesia in a pitched battle, Frederic repaired to the West, to encounter te won a victory over Winterfeld and Bevern, his generals in Sept. Silesia, that Winterfeld had fallen, that Bevern had retreated to the lake. On the eighth of September, the day after the great disaster in Silesia, the Duke of Cumberland, having been defeated and compelled to retven up, and nearly all its garrison entered the Austrian service. Silesia seemed restored to Maria Theresa. Does hope expire, said Fredericchweidnitz, repulsing Prince Bevern, mastering Breslau. A part of Silesia, my capital, my stores of war, are lost; my disasters would be ext possession of that city, reducing Schweidnitz, and recovering all Silesia. The Russian army, which, under Apraxin, had won a victory on the
y of England. Peace, too, was to be desired in behalf of England's ally, the only Protestant sovereign in Germany who could preserve the privileges of his religion chap. XVI.} 1760. from being trampled under foot. How calmly, said Bath, the King of Prussia possesses himself under distress! how ably he can extricate himself! having amazing resources in his own unbounded genius. The warm support of the Protestant nation of Great Britain must be called forth, or the war begun to wrest Silesia from him would, in the end, be found to be a war to overturn the liberties and religion of Germany. Peace was, moreover, to be solicited from love to political freedom. The increase of the navy, army, and public debt, and the consequent influence of the crown, was much too great for the independency of the constitution. Earl of Bath's Letter to Two Great Men, &c., 1760. The generous and wise sentiments of the Earl of Bath were acceptable to the people of England. But there were
entous for America. Since we do not know how to make war, said Choiseul, we must make peace. Choiseul had succeeded Bernis, as the minister of foreign affairs; in January, 1761, had, on the death of Belle-Isle, become minister of war, and soon annexed to these chap. XVII.} 1761. March departments the care of the marine. It is certain, said Grimaldi, the Spanish ambassador at Paris, they ardently wish for a negotiation for peace here. Kaunitz, of Austria, who might well believe that Silesia was about to be recovered for his sovereign, interposed objections. We have these three years, answered Choiseul, been sacrificing our interests in America to serve the queen of Hungary; we can do it no longer. France will not be bound by the will of her allies. Flassan: VI. 377, 381. Grimaldi to Fuentes in Chatham Correspondence, II. 92.Spain saw with alarm the disposition for peace; she had demanded the evacuation of the British posts in the Bay of Honduras, and on the shore of Camp
e ulterior acquisitions in Italy. The experienced diplomatist promptly hinted to his employers that offers from Prussia, that is, the offer of the restoration of Silesia, would be more effective. A clandestine proposition from England to Austria was itself a treachery to Frederic and a violation of treaties; it became doubly so, when the consequence of success in the negotiation would certainly have been the employment of England's influence to compel Frederic to the cession of Silesia. To promise acquisitions in Italy, with all whose powers England was at peace, was an outrage on the laws of nations; the proposition, if accepted, equally implied perfidy mpire with his illustrious friend, restored all the conquests that had been made from the kingdom to that prince, settled with him a peace including a guaranty of Silesia, and finally transferred a Russian army to his camp. The fact, that Prussia had transformed Russia from an enemy into an ally, while England had a new enemy in S