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1876. Excerpt: ... tween the king and myself, which facilitated
your Majesty's entry into Spain, all ministerial relations being
broken, I address you in person to remind you of the loyal and open
conduct of Sweden even in the most difficult times. To the
communications which M. de Signeul was instructed to make by order
of your Majesty, the king answered, that Sweden, convinced that it
was to you only that she owed the loss of Finland, could never
believe in your friendship, unless you gave her Norway as an
indemnification for the mischief which your policy had occasioned
her. With regard to all that relates in the Due de Bassano's note
to the invasion of Pomerania, and the conduct of the French
privateers, the facts speak for themselves; and by comparing the
dates, we may judge, Sire, which of the two was in the right, your
Majesty or the Swedish Government. A hundred Swedish vessels were
captured, and more than two hundred sailors put in irons, when the
Government found itself under the necessity of ordering the arrest
of a privateer, who, under the French flag, came into our harbors,
carried off our ships, and insulted our confidence in the faith of
treaties. The Due de Bassano declares that your Majesty has not
provoked the war; and nevertheless, Sire, your Majesty passed the
Niemen at the head of 400,000 men. From the moment that your
Majesty plunged into the centre of that empire, the issue was no
longer doubtful. The Emperor Alexander and the King foresaw, as
early as the month of August, the result of the campaign and its
prodigious consequences. All the military combinations rendered it
nearly certain that your Majesty would be taken prisoner. You have
escaped, Sire, from tins danger; but your army, the flower of
France, Germany, and Italy, no longer exists. There...
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