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The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French Volume 9; With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 Excerpt: ... be inferred from his merely refusing to inform Sir Hudson of what was said at Longwood. Dr O'Meara seems not only to have taken the part of Napoleon in his controversies with the Governor, but also to have engaged deeply in forward Ex-Emperor's agent in London. This appears to have been clearly proved by a ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 Excerpt: ... be inferred from his merely refusing to inform Sir Hudson of what was said at Longwood. Dr O'Meara seems not only to have taken the part of Napoleon in his controversies with the Governor, but also to have engaged deeply in forward Ex-Emperor's agent in London. This appears to have been clearly proved by a letter received from the agent, relating to large remittances of money to St Helena, by the connivance of the physician. Under such suspicions Dr O'Meara was withdrawn by the Governors mandate from attending on the person of Napoleon, and sent back to The letter alluded to is quoted at full length in the Quarterly Review, Vol. XXVIII. p. 224, to p. 226. It was received after Dr O'AIeara's dismission, which therefore must have been occasioned only by the suspicion of what was afterwards proved. recalled from his household; expressing his belief that the depriving him of the medical attendant whose prescriptions he had never followed, was a direct and bold step in the plan contrived for murdering him. It is probable, however, he regretted Dr O'Meara's secret services more than those which were professional. Sir Hudson Lowe again offered the assistance of Dr Baxter, but this was construed at Longwood into an additional offence. It was even treated as an offer big with suspicion. The Governor tried, it was said, to palm his own private physician upon the Emperor, doubtless that he might hold his life more effectually in his power. On the other hand, the British ministers were anxious that everything should be done which could prevent complaints on this head. " You cannot better fulfil the wishes of his Majesty's government, (says one of Lord Bathurst's dispatches to the Governor,) than by giving effect to any measure which you may consider calculated to...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150726460
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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