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A Great Peace Maker; The Diary of James Gallatin, Secretary to Albert Gallatin, 1813-1827 (Paperback) Loot Price: R405
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A Great Peace Maker; The Diary of James Gallatin, Secretary to Albert Gallatin, 1813-1827 (Paperback): James Gallatin
A Great Peace Maker; The Diary of James Gallatin, Secretary to Albert Gallatin, 1813-1827 (Paperback): James Gallatin

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A Great Peace Maker; The Diary of James Gallatin, Secretary to Albert Gallatin, 1813-1827 (Paperback)

James Gallatin

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... i PART II FROM THE CONCLUSION OF THE TREATY OF GHENT TO THE SIGNATURE OF THE TREATY OF COMMERCE JANUARY--JULY 1815 JANUARY 20, 1815: GENEVA We arrived here to-day. Father was very excited, as it was his first visit to his native land after so many years absence. We went direct to the Gallatin House. The entrance is in the Cite, a steep narrow lane paved with small round cobble-stones. The house faces on the Rue de la Corratrie. It is very fine, and belongs to Monsieur Naville, who married the daughter and heiress of Count Paul Michael de Gallatin, who was the head of the family. Our coatof-arms in stone used to be high up over the door, but during the Revolution some miscreants destroyed it, leaving only the two lions the supporters. JANUARY 21 Crowds of visitors all day to welcome father. Madame de Stael came from Coppet. She is not handsome, but such a great charm of manner. She was oddly dressed, seeming to have one or two skirts on top of the other, a great pelisse of green cloth lined with sable, on her head a high green caliche. She invited both father and myself to pay her a visit at Coppet. She is not tall, rather fat, and has coarse features but splendid eyes. JANUARY 22 This morning the Syndics came in a body to greet father and to congratulate him on the successful termination of the Peace with England. Then Monsieur Sismondi* made a discours full of laudation of father, much to the latter's annoyance. After they withdrew Benjamin Constant was announced; he rushed up to father, seized him in his arms, and kissed him on both cheeks. There was some excuse for him as he is a relation of ours. Large dinner of forty at 3 o'clock, nearly all relatives--Navilles, Saladins, Sellons, Sarrasins, Humberts, Diodatis, de Budes, Pictets, Lullins, &c. &c. I was much...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: James Gallatin
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-41863-1
Barcode: 9781150418631
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-41863-X

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