The Government of M. Thiers: From 8th February, 1871, to 24th May, 1873 - Vol. 1

The Government of M. Thiers: From 8th February, 1871, to 24th May, 1873 - Vol. 1

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The Government of M. Thiers: From 8th February, 1871, to 24th May, 1873 - Vol. 1

The Government of M. Thiers: From 8th February, 1871, to 24th May, 1873 - Vol. 1

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This narrative opens on the 28th of January, 1871, a date of solemn import, that of the capitulation of Paris. On the 27th at midnight the firing had ceased, in virtue of a verbal agreement, which was to be ratified on both sides on the following day. Early on the morning of the 28th, M. Jules Favre went to Versailles, but Count Moltke, who was not satisfied with the stipulations that had been agreed upon, showed but little readiness to bring matters to a conclusion; at every moment some fresh difficulty was raised by the Staff, and the armistice was not signed until ten o'clock at night. It was one o'clock a.m. of the 29th when M. Jules Favre rejoined his colleagues. The railway managers . . .

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