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o recruit in Holland, and also to obtain of that republic the loan of its so called Scottish brigade, which consisted no longer of Scots, but chiefly of Walloons and deserters. The consent of the house of Orange could easily have been gained; but the dignity, the principles, and the policy of the States General forbade. This is the first attempt of either party to induce Holland to take part in the American war; and its neutrality gave grievous offence in England. Sir Joseph Yorke, at the Hague, was further directed to gain information on the practicability of using the good dispositions of the king's friends upon the continent, and the military force which its princes might be engaged to supply. For England to recruit in Germany was a defiance of the law of the empire; but Yorke reported that recruits might be raised there in any number, and at a tolerably easy rate; and that bodies of troops might be obtained of the princes of Hesse Cassel, Wurtemberg, Saxe Gotha, Darmstadt, a
y were in no condition to solicit an alliance. But Dumas, a Swiss by birth, a resident inhabitant of Holland, the liberal editor of Vattel's work on international law, had written to Franklin, his personal friend, that all Europe wished the Americans the best success in the maintenance of their liberty: on the twelfth of December the congressional committee of secret correspondence authorised Arthur Lee, who was then in London, to ascertain the disposition of foreign powers; and Dumas, at the Hague, was charged with a similar commission. Just then De Bonvouloir, the discreet emissary of Vergennes, arrived in Philadelphia, and through Francis Daymon, a Frenchman, the trusty librarian of the Library Company in that city, was introduced to Franklin and the other members of the secret committee, with whom he held several conferences by night. Will France aid us? and at what price? were the questions put to him. France, answered he, is well disposed to you; if she should give you ai
troops. November, 1775—February, 1776. had the king employed none but British troops, Chap. LVII.} the war by land against the colonies must have been of short duration. His army was largely recruited from American loyalists; from emigrants driven to America by want, and too recently arrived to be imbued with its principles; from Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland; and from Germany. Treaties were also made for subsidiary troops. When Sir Joseph Yorke, the British ambassador at the Hague, proposed the transfer of a brigade from the service of the Netherlands to that of his sovereign, the young stadtholder wrote directly to his cousin the king of England, to decline what was desired. He received a reply, renewing and urging the request. In 1599 the Low Countries pledged to Queen Elizabeth, as security for a loan, three important fortresses which she garrisoned with her own troops; in 1616 the Dutch discharged the debt, and the garrisons were withdrawn from the cautionary
the republic, transacting its affairs with all envoys resident at the Hague. It was very common for him to bring business in the first instaerved, and he was always at the beck of the British ambassador at the Hague. The secretary Fagel was, like his ancestors, devoted to England, Jan. before her rupture with England, the French ambassador at the Hague was instructed to suggest a convention between the states-generalf the regency of Amsterdam, wrote to an American correspondent at the Hague: With the new republic, clearly raised up by the help of Providenrded, the Earl of Suffolk answered that the British ambassador at the Hague should have instructions to negotiate with the republic new stipued by her private secretary to her envoys in Sweden, Denmark, and the Hague, before she informed her minister for foreign affairs of what hadian courier was expedited to Stockholm, and thence to Copenhagen, the Hague, Paris, and Madrid. Goertz to Frederic, 7 March, 1780. On the
een received at Petersburg, Prince Galitzin, the Russian envoy at the Hague, on the third of April invited the states-gen- April 3. eral to guided the cabinet of England, wrote to the British ambassador at the Hague: If the states-general proceed, they throw the die and leave us Copenhagen; so that against the return of a favorable answer from the Hague all things might be prepared for receiving the Dutch republic intartling sensation. When the courier from Petersburg arrived at the Hague with the treaty that Panin had drafted, Stormont saw there was noorke to Stormont, 14 Nov., 1780. If a small mob, wrote Yorke from the Hague, receive the deputies of Amsterdam when they next come here, the to Yorke, 16 Dec., 1780. While Yorke was still negotiating at the Hague, British cruisers pounced upon the unsuspecting merchantmen of th fifteen millions of guilders. Four days at least before he left the Hague, a swift cutter was sent to Rodney at Barbadoes with orders, foun
wed friend in the Dutch republic. John Adams had waited more than eight months for an audience of reception, unaided even indirectly by the French ambassador at the Hague, because interference would have pledged France too deeply to the support of the United Chap. XXVI.} 1782. Jan. 9. Provinces, whose complicated form of governmventurous and sturdy diplomatist, who dared alone and unsustained to initiate so bold and novel a procedure. Not one of the representatives of foreign powers at the Hague believed that it could succeed. On the twenty-sixth of February, Friesland, famous Feb. 26. for the spirit of liberty in its people, who had retained in thei subsisted between us in transactions of less importance. Shelburne. With this credential, Oswald repaired to Paris by way of Ostend. Laurens, proceeding to the Hague, found Adams engrossed with the question of his reception as minister in Holland, to be followed by efforts to obtain a loan of money for the United States, and
Sailed for Europe. --The Fulton, which sailed from New York on Saturday, took out a flock of diplomatists; Gov. Dayton, Minister to France; Mr. Pennington, secretary, Mr. Burlingame, Minister to Austria; Mr. Marsh, Minister to Turin; Mr. Pike, Minister to the Hague; Mr. Wilson, secretary of legation; Mr. Putnam, Consul at Havre; Mr. Vezey, Consul at Aix la Chapelle; Mr. Campbell Consul at Rotterdam; Capt. Britton, Consul at Southampton.
time a number of armed men were seen rapidly descending a neighboring hill. The engineer increased the speed of the locomotive, and succeeded in throwing the ties off the track, with but little damage to the engine. Some Federal scouts then fired into the train, it is supposed by mistake, but without doing any damage. The design of the Secessionists was to take ex-Governor Thomas prisoner. Various Federal telegrams. Washington, Aug. 25. --Minister Pike, in his dispatch from the Hague, referring to the Bull Run affair, says: "In my judgment this reverse will not especially prejudice our cause or lead to adverse action in Europe. A public sentiment has gradually been developed on this side of the water in regard to our affairs, which is inclined to wait a fair trial of the strength of the Government, without prejudicing its ability to overcome its misfortune." "If," he remarks in conclusion, "it shall be shown to the country that simply huddling masses of men toge
Arrivals from Europe. --The steamer Arago arrived at New York on Tuesday, from Havre, with 250 tons of freight, and the following among other passengers; Hon. John P. Stockton and family, late U. S. Minister at Rome, Hon. Henry C. Murphy and family, late U. S. Minister at the Hague; A. French, Esq., late U. S. Consul at Aix laChapell; C. H. Jones, Esq., late attache to the U. S. Legation, Vienna; Lieut. S. C. Barney, U. S. N., and family, and Lieut, Oscar Hartmann, of the Swedish army.
"I have consulted on the subject with Lord Lyons, and he, perhaps, will communicate with his Government. In the meantime, I am directed by the President to instruct you to recall the attention of her Majesty's Government to the question, under the influence of a spirit of peace and friendship, with a desire to preserve what remains of commerce, and which is mutually important to both countries." A rather sharp correspondence has taken place between Minister Pike and the Government of the Hague, touching the reception of the privateer Sumter at Curacoa, and which resulted in the order forbidding either Confederate or Federal vessels from staying more than twenty-four hours at the Dutch ports. To this the Federal Government expressed qualified gratification, as being the best arrangement practicable. At one point of the discussion, before the Dutch Government arrived at this conclusion, Secretary Seward wrote to Minister Pike, that unless the conduct of the Governor General of C
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