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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), France, early relations with. (search)
occurred. There were shouts of No Cromwell! no dictator! the constitution forever! Bonaparte entered that chamber with four grenadiers, and attempted to speak, but was interrupted by cries and execrations. The members seemed about to offer personal violence to the bold soldier, when a body of troops rushed in and bore him off. A motion was made for his outlawry, which Lucien refused to put, and left the chair. He went out and addressed the soldiers. At the conclusion of his speech, Murat entered with a body of armed men, and ordered the council to disperse. The members replied with defiant shouts and execrations. The drums were ordered to be beaten; the soldiers levelled their muskets, when all but about fifty of the Council escaped by the windows. These, with the Ancients, passed a decree making Sieyes, Bonaparte, and Ducros provisional consuls. In December, Bonaparte was made first consul, or supreme ruler, for life. New American envoys had just reached Paris at this
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spoliation claims. (search)
American property was thus lost. The seizures at Naples were particularly piratical, for the ships were lured into that port by a special proclamation of King Joachim Murat. These spoliations constituted the basis of claims subsequently made upon, and settled by, France and Naples. The only country in Europe into whose ports Bayard's place as minister to Russia, was also commissioned to take Naples in his way, and to ask payment for American vessels and cargoes formerly confiscated by Murat, the Napoleonic sovereign. The restored Bourbon government demurred. The demand, they said, had never been pressed upon Murat himself, and they disclaimed any reMurat himself, and they disclaimed any responsibility for the acts of one whom they regarded as a usurper, by whom they had suffered more than had the Americans. Notwithstanding an American ship-of-war—the Washington, seventy-four guns—and several armed sloops were in the Bay of Naples, Pinkney could not obtain any recognition of the claims, and left for Rus
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
iendship, commerce, etc.BerneNov. 25, 1850 Treaty of International Red CrossGenevaMar. 1, 1882 Texas: Convention of IndemnityHoustonApril 11, 1838 Convention of BoundaryWashingtonApril 25, 1838 Tonga: Treaty of Amity, commerce, navigationU. S. Steamer MohicanOct. 2, 1886 Tripoli: Treaty of Peace and friendshipTripoliNov. 4, 1796 Treaty of Peace and amityTripoliJune 4, 1805 Tunis: Treaty of Peace and friendshipTunisMay 26, 1799 Two Sicilies: Convention of Regarding depredation of MuratNaplesOct. 14, 1832 Treaty of Commerce and navigationNaplesDec. 1, 1845 Convention of Rights of neutrals at seaNaplesJan. 13, 1855 Convention of Peace, friendship, commerce, etc.NaplesOct. 1, 1855 Foreign Power and Object of Treaty.Where Concluded.Date. United Mexican States: Treaty of LimitsMexicoJan. 12, 1828 Treaty of Amity, commerce, navigationMexicoApril 5, 1831 Venezuela: Treaty of Peace, friendship, navigation, commerceCaracasJan. 20, 1836 Convention of Satisfying Aves Isl
corps and the wives and families of the different ministers. A little before one o'clock, a Master of Ceremonies having announced "the Empress," the whole assembly rose, and her Majesty entered, preceded and followed by the Great Officers and Ladies of her household, amidst loud cries of "Vive I'Imperatricell " "Vive le Prince Imperial" Her Majesty proceeded to a tribune at the right of the platform, accompanied by the Princess Clotilde, the Princess Mathilde, and the Princes Lucien and Joachim Murat. Her Majesty had just taken her seat when the cannon of the Invalids announced the approach of the Emperor, and immediately after the Imperial cortege entered. After a Master of Ceremonies, the Equerry on duty, the Prefects of the Palace, came the Grand Master of the Ceremonies, the Grand Chamberlain, and the Grand Marshal of the Palace. Then advanced the Emperor, in a General's uniform, followed by Prince Napoleon, similarly attired, the Princes of the Imperial family having rank at