England and the Orleans Monarchy

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CHAPTER X
THE SPANISH MARRIAGES1

AT the close of the year 1845, when Peel had resigned office on account of the dissensions in his Cabinet on the question of the Corn Laws, Lord John Russell had in vain attempted to form a government. His failure had been due to the objections urged by Lord Grey to Palmerston's return to the Foreign Office.2 Peel had, in consequence, agreed to withdraw his resignation and to carry on the government. But it was soon clear that the Protectionists, if they could not prevent the passage of his Corn Bill, would certainly encompass his downfall at the first opportunity. Palmerston, under these circumstances, judged it advisable to take steps to remove the impression that his nomination as Foreign Secretary would create alarm in France and imperil "the cordial understanding." He, accordingly, decided to visit Paris with the object of dispelling this

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1Practically the whole of the correspondence relating to this affair has been removed from the archives des affaires étrangères in Paris. But in the volume marked "828 Espagne" the following unsigned and and undated note is to be found:--"In the question of the Spanish marriages there was a private correspondence between the King and M. Bresson, and also between the latter and M. Guizot. After the death of the ambassador the minutes of his letters and the original answers of the King and of the minister ( Guizot) were handed over to M. Guizot by his widow, and were carried off by him in February, 1848. But it is certain that Madame Bresson retained improperly a copy of this correspondence which her husband had made, and which it was her duty to return to the Foreign Office." ( M. Bresson committed suicide at Napsles in November, 1847.)
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Letters of Queen Victoria, Memorandum by the Prince Albert, December 20, 1845.

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