Memoirs Illustrating the History of Napoleon I from 1802 to 1815 - Vol. 1

By Claude-François de Méneval; Napoleon Joseph de Méneval | Go to book overview

MEMOIRS ILLUSTRATING THE HISTORY OF NAPOLEON I. From 1802 to 1815.

CHAPTER I.

I leave School--Palissot, and details concerning him--Anecdotes--Men of Letters and Artists who Associated with Him--Mile. Bourgoin and M. Antoine-- Urbain Domergue--I make the Acquaintance of Louis Bonaparte at His House--The Return of General Bonaparte from Egypt--On his Putting into Port in Corsica--Letters of Recall from the Directoire--Testimony of MM. Bourrienne, Amédée Juabert and Eugène Merlin on This Matter-- Letters Received at Acre--GeneralBonaparte Receives Letters from the Directoire Cancelling his Recall, under way from Fréjus to Lyons-- GeneralLecourbe--Text of Letters from the Directoire, from M. de Talleyrand, and Admiral Bruix--Louis Bonaparte--On the Speech of Artillery Lieutenant Bonaparte, destined for the Competition Opened by the Lyons Academy--Napoleon's Prophecy on His Destiny--His Taste for the Music of "Le Devin du Village"--Opinions of Napoleon on J. J. Rousseau--Visit of the First Consul to Ermenonville--Anecdote--Napoleon French, not Italian--Probable Conjectures on the Fate of the Manuscript of Napoleon's Academical Speech--I am Taken by the Conscription--Six Months with the 5th Regiment of Dragoons--Capture and Execution of Frotté at Verneuil-- Return to Paris--My Introduction to Joseph Bonaparte--Sedition against His Embassy to Rome--His Story Moïna--My Work with this Minister-- Negotiations with the United States of America--Conclusion of the Treaty-- M. Pichon, Secretary of the Diplomatic Commission is appointed Consul General to the United States--Reasons of this Recall--Fête Given at Mortfontaine on the Occasion of Peace--Description of this Fête--I See Napoleon for the First Time--Ancient Medals found in the Oise Department Presented by the First Consul to the American Ministers--M. de Lafayette-- Reflections--Joseph Bonaparte is Appointed Plenipotentiary Minister to the Lunéville Congress--M. de Cobenzl is Austrian Plenipotentiary--His arrival in Paris-His Refusal to Sit unless an English Minister is Admitted to the Congress-Examination of this Claim--Negotiations with the English Cabinet--Two Notes Dictated by Napoleon on this subject--Renewal of Hostilities, and Momentary Suspension of Negotiations--Passage of General Moreau to Lunéville--The Cordial Reception Given Him in Paris by the First Consul--His Instructions for the Campaign--Strange Conduct of General Moreau's Chief Staff Officer at Lunéville--Coldness of General Moreau--The Victory of Hohenlinden Changes the Face of the Negotiations--Armistice of Steyer--Peace Concluded--Principal Conditions--Some

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Editor's Preface. v
  • Author's Preface. ix
  • Translator's Note. xxi
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 95
  • Chapter IV 241
  • Index of Names of Persons Mentioned in This Volume. 411
  • Index . - Of Books, Periodicals, Plays, Hymns, Songs, Etc., Referred to in This Volume 420
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