The True History of the State Prisoner: Commonly Called the Iron Mask

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J. Murray, 1827 - 352 pages
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Page 203 - WP VAN NESS. NATHANIEL PENDLETON, Esq. In the evening of the same day I received from him the following answer : No. XI June 26, 1804. SIR, I have communicated the letter which you did me the honour to write to me of this date, to General Hamilton.
Page 272 - I have received tho letter which you have done me the honour to write to me on the 23rd of this month.
Page 36 - April, to the following purport : ' The king has sent orders to the Abbe* d'Estrades to try and arrest a man with whose conduct his majesty has reason to be dissatisfied ; of which he has commanded me to acquaint you, in order that you may not object to receive him when he shall be brought to you, and likewise that you may guard him in a manner to prevent him from holding communication with any one, and give him reason to repent his evil conduct, and so that it may not be discovered you have got...
Page 312 - With regard to the Sieur de Lestang, I wonder at your patience, and that you should wait for an order to treat such a scoundrel as he deserves, when he is wanting in respect to you.
Page 310 - With regard to the Sieur de Lestang, you may give him paper whenever he wishes to write, and afterwards send it to me." Saint-Mars writes to Louvois on the 6th of January 1680 — " I am obliged, sir, to inform you that the Sieur de Lestang is become like the monk I have the care of; that is to say, subject to fits of raving madness.
Page 314 - Matthioli continued still in the persuasion that it was a spy that had been placed with him, until he was one day disabused by the Jacobin's getting down from his bed, stark naked, and setting himself to preach in a wild incoherent style. I and my lieutenants viewed all their pranks through a hole over the door.
Page 67 - In a chair, covered with oil-cloth, into which there would enter a sufficiency of air, without its being possible for any one to see or speak to him during the journey...
Page 309 - You must keep the individual named Lestang in the severe confinement I enjoined in my preceding letters, without allowing him to see a physician, unless you know he is in absolute want of one.' July 25 : ' You may give paper and ink to the Sieur de Lestang, with the understanding that he is to put into writing whatever he wishes to say ; which you will send to me, and I will let you know whether it deserves any consideration.
Page 4 - ... service of Charles III., duke of Mantua, by whom he was finally made Secretary of State. The successor of Charles III., Ferdinand Charles IV., the last sovereign of Mantua, of the house of Gonzaga, created Matthioli supernumerary senator of Mantua, and gave him the title of Count. Towards the end of 1677 the Abbe d'Estrades, ambassador from France to the republic of Venice, conceived the idea, which he was well aware would be highly acceptable to the insatiable ambition of his master, Louis XIV.,...
Page 126 - ... my presumption in this bold address be forgiven to the zeal which I have to your service and to the public good. To conclude : may you never have a worse meaning offender at your feet, than him, who, besides his duty and his natural inclinations, has all manner of obligations to be perpetually, SIR, Your Majesty's most humble, Most obedient, and most faithful Subject and servant...

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