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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.27 (search)
y Africa in me, and I must get the quinine ready. The terrible sweating over, he would take twenty to twenty-five grains of quinine, and . . . wait! So I came to know exactly what to do; but I vowed, in my heart, that he should never return to the country which had taken so much of his splendid vitality; for Stanley had had three attacks of haematuric fever, in Africa, and more severe malaria fevers than he could number. In June, 1896, we arranged to visit Spain, as he wanted to show me Madrid, Toledo, etc., etc.; but, in the train, four hours before we got to Madrid, he was seized with one of these mysterious gastric attacks, and when we arrived, soon after midnight, he was hardly conscious, from extreme pain. I could not speak Spanish, and knew no one in Madrid. We went to the principal hotel, on the Puerta del Sol; and there I waited till morning, when a clever Austrian doctor came to my assistance, but there seemed little we could do. Day by day, Stanley grew weaker; and,
of course, I could have no further communication with him. In the afternoon, the Health Officer again came off to inform us that the important questions, of the cleanness of our health, and the discharge of our prisoners, had been telegraphed to Madrid, and that we might soon expect a reply from her Majesty, the Queen. The next morning I received, by the hands of the same officer, a peremptory order, from the Military Governor, to proceed to sea, within twenty-four hours! I sat down and wrotard, without further delay, and gave orders to get up steam, and make all the other necessary preparations for sea. As we were weighing our anchor, an aide-de-camp of the Governor came off in great haste to say, that his Excellency had heard from Madrid in reply to his telegram, and that her Majesty had graciously given me permission to remain another twenty-four hours; but that at the end of that time I must depart without fail. The aide-de-camp added that his Excellency, seeing that we were g
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 9: (search)
near it, and the Casa de Correos,—not forgetting the famous convent of Las Salosas, the work of Ferdinand VI.; but then, on the other hand, it may be fairly remembered there is not a fine square in the whole city, or a fine church; that the palace is a confused, irregular, clumsy piece of architecture, begun in 1737, and never to be finished; and that the new museum, and everything, in short, now doing in the Retiro and elsewhere, is worse than all that has been done before. Among all that Madrid boasts in this way, there was nothing that interested me so much as a few obscure buildings, famous for the names and history attached to them, —the remains of the house where Columbus lived, that where Francis I. was confined, two or three of the famous palaces faithfully described in Gil Bias, the convent which Lewis has made the scene of his monk, etc., etc., all of which might very likely interest few persons besides. On the whole, both for the past and the present,—both as a collecti<
e insurgents, they will take advantage of their armament to fall upon your colonies or ports. Your minister would be chargeable with guilt, if he did not represent to your majesty the necessity of adopting the most efficacious measures, to parry the bad faith of your natural enemies. These suggestions were received with a passive acquiescence; the king neither comprehended nor heeded Turgot's advice, which was put aside by Vergennes as speculative and irrelevant. The correspondence with Madrid continued; Grimaldi, the Genoese adventurer, who still was minister for foreign affairs, complained of England for the aid it had rendered the enemies of Spain in Morocco, in Algeria, and near the Philippine Isles, approved of sending aid clandestinely to the English colonies, and in an autograph letter, despatched without the knowledge even of the ambassadors of the two courts, promised to bear a part of the expense, provided the supplies could be sent from French ports in such a manner tha
is warning, and the absolute necessity of satisfying Russia without the slightest delay on an article where the honor of her flag is so greatly interested. In truth, it is necessary not to palter in a moment so pressing. Frederic to Goltz, 14 March, 1780. Vergennes read the letter of Frederic, and by a courier despatched a copy of it to the French ambassador at Madrid, with the instruction: I should Chap. XII.} 1780. March. wrong your penetration and the sagacity of the cabinet of Madrid, if I were to take pains to demonstrate the importance for the two crowns to spare nothing in order that the empress of Russia may not depart from the system of neutrality which she has embraced. Vergennes to Montmorin, 27 March, 1780. The letter of Frederic was communicated to Florida Blanca, and it was impossible to resist its advice. The distance between Madrid and Petersburg prolonged the violent crisis; but before a letter could have reached even the nearest power, Count Panin, ma
The Daily Dispatch: August 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], List of wounded men in General Hospital, Charlottesville, Va. (search)
Dispatches from Europe. --The Charleston Mercury contains the following announcement: "We learn that Senor Moncada, Spanish Consul for the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, has dispatched special messengers to his Government in Madrid, as well as to the Governor General of Cuba, giving the full accounts of the great clout of the 21st inst. He has also made arrangements to have the latest news of the war, from Southern sources, regularly telegraphed to Madrid immediately upon the arrival of the steamers at Liverpool. This would imply that her Catholic Majesty's Government is not far behind England and France in anxiety concerning the issue of the war,"
The C. S. Streamer Sumter. --No vessel has rendered more effective service to the Confederate States than the war steamer Sumter. Several of her prizes were at Cienfuegos on the 13th ult., supposed to be waiting for instructions from Madrid as to their disposition. So the report, mentioned in the Havana correspondence of the New York Times, that these vessels had been given up and had sailed for the United States, is false. The Macon citizen is informed by a gentleman on board the Sumter, (now returning from Europe with a supply of arms, etc.,) that trains had been laid and magazines prepared, so that in the event of getting into close quarters with the enemy, with no probability of escape, the vessel will be blown up, and every man on board has determined to share her fate.
ted at one thousand killed- and wounded. The Confederate loss is thought to be much greater. Guns, flags, provisions, &c., were captured in large quantities. The Federal cavalry were in hot pursuit of the Confederates. On the 10th, the expedition sent out from Sedalia by McKean, had returned with the prisoners of war. The steamer City of Washington, with Liverpool dater of the 26th, and Queenstown dales of the 27th February, arrived at New York on Monday. A telegraphic dispatch from Madrid, of the 25th Feb, says that the Captain of the Sumter (Semmes) was arrested at Tangier, at the instance of the American Consul at Gibraltar, and of the Commander of the Tuscarora, who went to Tangier for that purpose. In the House of Commons, on the 25th, Lord Palmerston said, that Sir Robert Peel had used language personally insulting to O'Donohue. It was understood that the difficulty would be asserted outside the House; but Palmerston said he was Peel's friend, and that the question
Affairs in Europe. The only allusion we have foundin the late European news to the arrest of Captain Semmes, of the Sumter, is a brief telegram from Madrid, dated February 25th, to this effect: "The captain of the Sumtes has been arrested at Tangler, at the instance of the American Consul at Gibraltar and of the commander of the Tuscarora, who sent to Tangter for that purpose" This news may be received with distrust. The proceedings in the British Partiament, briefly noticed by telegraph, have reached us more in detall. We copy an account of the episode in the House of Commons on the 25th of February: Lord Palmerston stated that, during the debate on the 21st ultimo, the Secretary for Ireland, Sir Robert Peel, had used expressions which "the O'Donoghue" had considered personally offensive and insuiting to himself. The O'Donoghue took no notices of the expressions at the time, but he (Palmerston) was given to understand that results out of the House might ensue.
aff to Vera Crus, returned to Cherbourg on Tuesday evening. The documents she brings are unimportant. The French reinforcements were not expected to arrive in Mexico before the 25th March, and the General was still determined not to move to the interior until they joined him. General Primadheres to the convention of Soledad, and his Government, though perhaps not approving everything in it, has not disavowed him. The French Goernment has already expressed its disapproval, and disavows its own negotiator. The Prizes attributes what if calls the change in the policy of the Madrid Cabinet, "which," according to a telegram from Madrid, "nothing will turn aside from its firm determination to abstain from anything affecting the independence of Mexico," to fear of America. We may believe that the attitude of the United States, which from the outset declared against all foreign intervention in America, has made Spain pause. Cuba is not in a condition to resist Monitors or Merrimace.