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BOOK IV.

CAMPAIGN IN CHAMPAGNE.

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THE EMPEROR LEOPOLD IN THE AUTUMN OF 1791.-PRUSSIAN VIEWS ON

FRENCH AFFAIRS.— NEGOTIATION BETWEEN THE TWO POWERS.-PRUSSIA
DEMANDS COMPENSATION FOR POSSIBLE EXPENSES OF WAR.-DISCORDANT
VIEWS RESPECTING POLAND.-TREATY OF ALLIANCE OF FEB. 7th.--RUSSIA
WISHES TO SUBJECT POLAND._DEATH OF LEOPOLD.--AUSTRIA'S PROPOSALS
RESPECTING POLAND.-RUSSIAN PROPOSALS RESPECTING POLAND.--PRUSSIA
DECIDES IN FAVOUR OF RUSSIAN SCHEME. --PRUSSIA VOTES FOR WAR
AGAINST FRANCE. THE DUKE OF BRUNSWICK.—THE COURT OF BERLIN.-
CONFERENCE AT SANSSOCCI.-THE ELECTOR OF HESSE-CASSEL. - AUSTRIA
DESIRES TO ACQUIRE BAVARIA.— PRUSSIA DEMANDS A POLISH PROVINCE.-
FRANCIS 11. AND FREDERICK WILLIAM AT MAYENCE.-DISPUTES.—THE

EMIGRÉS. The catastrophe of the 10th of August, which made the extreme democratic party masters of Paris, rendered a hostile collision between the Revolution and the German Powers inevitable.

We have already seen the commencement of the dispute between these parties, and observed that it owed its origin exclusively to the French National Assembly; and that it was especially the Gironde which prompted France to attack the Emperor. Let us now pass over to the German side, and observe how the developement of revolutionary hostility affected the affairs of our country, and what resolutions the policy of the great German Powers induced it to take. In doing so, we must return once more to the last few months of the Emperor Leopold's life.

After the acceptance of the Constitution by Louis XVI., the Emperor indulged for a time a confident hope, that the French question was solved, and that he was relieved from all fear of trouble from that quarter. IIe had cares enough upon him to make him heartily congratulate himself on this

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