Eylau: Precis Des Travaux de la Grande Armée
Letters Intercepted by the French
Mr. Hoch to Mr. Pachner, in Brun.
Hambourg, October 28.
The actual events cause began with an absolute stagnation. The course through the stations is stopped, and one can get nothing through. This situation of the things causes us the greatest wrong. As direct communication is stopped, I convey this letter by Stettin; I hope that it will surely arrive to you. That God gives us peace and peace; without that we all are ruined.
Mr. Strans Rhans, in Stettin.
London, October 17.
The envoy of East Prussia returned here, and all the disagreements between his court and this one appear smoothed over. The order was given not to take more Prussian vessels.
To Mr. Stolle, Stettin.
London, October 21.
Admiralty condemned your two vessels, the Marguerite and the Orion. We join the official report here of it; but we flatter ourselves that the disagreements between your court and ours will not delay to become resolved, as all seems to proclaim as it appears here.
GEO DORICA and Comp.
To Mr. Pizochki, Stettin.
London, October 18.
The negotiations with France appear completely broken. Lord Lauderdale is on the way. That makes a great effect on trade. S. PETTA, MOLLING.
To Mr. Reffelman, Stettin.
London, October 10.
The stations of Hamburg speak to us about the preparations of war of the Continent, of the departure of the Emperor of France and King of Prussia for their respective armies. One did not understand the reasons for the difference between these two courses, and one hopes consequently that the sword isn’t drawn, and that a general peace provides results of the current preparations. The telegraphic news of the return of Lord Lauderdale, made fall the shares by 4 per 100; that proves that one expected a more satisfactory result of the stay of Lord Lauderdale in Paris.
Our ministry acts, in the current circumstances, with much of circumspection; because though Lord Morpeth was sent to Berlin, and that one ensures that the baron de Jacobi is on the way for here, he was still not given any order to suspend the seizing of the Prussian vessels and pappenbourgeois; only all those taken subsequently to September 24 must be carefully guarded until the king made known his intentions on their judgment or restitution.
From all manners, we suffer from the current crisis, and general peace can only return the trade to all its activity. All our correspondence with Germany confirm this opinion and likewise concerns which the current situation of the things gives; because, without any doubt, this new combat will be bloody and destroying.
SIMÉON and It.
To Mr. D. Schultz, Stettin.
London, October 17.
We learned of the party that Prussia took. One is curious to know the reasons, which led it there. The things take a turning, which announces a happy end. We wish it.
MINHOL and It.
To Mr. the senator Œgler, Stettin.
Plymouth, the 14th October, 1806.
We had hoped that the return of Mr. de Jacobi, about which one spoke, would bring some changes to our fate, and that, in the current circumstances, the admiralty would weaken in our favour; but our vessel was pitilessly condemned, and they will be sold tomorrow.
To Mr. Ingelbrecht, Stettin.
Liverpool, October 22.
I announce to you the annoying news that your vessel, Héro, was condemned and sold this afternoon, at two o’clock. I vainly addressed to your minister Jacobi in London; but he says himself that he would claim in vain, and can obtain nothing.
To Mr. Inbelbrecht, Stettin.
Liverpool, October 18.
I am revolted by the conduct of the English towards us, especially in a moment when all seems to announce that the disagreements are raised, since our minister Jacobi arrived to London. It would be said that justice has exiled the world; however what to say? The English always nourished themselves by plundering, and they will be pirates and robbers as long as the world will last. One wants however to make us hear here that the government will compensate us; but it would be necessary to be quite stupid to believe it; justice would require it, but since our government tolerates this control, the English will not change any, and we will be left to retreat to begging. At present that these robbers have all that they wanted of us, they seize much of our king, but it is because it goes against France; and in this circumstance, as in that which we deplore, it is we who will lose there more. All misfortunes arrive to us with-the-time. FREDERIC FLATON.
To Mr. Leba Schlekler.
Minden, the 21st October.
We await the French troops at every moment. My corps did not pass by here, but by Weser. The French are as close to Minden as they are to Berlin. All is lost.
Minden, October 24.
Two thousand French entered Munster, they can be here tomorrow. Their march and their entry downtown were done with the greatest order. SCHLEKLER.
To Ch. L Wisman, Stettin.
Hambourg, the 28th October.
The stations of Prussia, Russia and Silesia failed yesterday. Magdebourg is blockaded, and not sufficiently supplied. The remainder of the beaten army seeks to be withdrawn over the Oder, under the orders of Hohenlohe. How many misfortunes overpowered Germany since the first occupation of Hanover by the French! CARLE ANTON LORENT.
In a package addressed to the Count v. Schullenbourg Keknert one found, with a “Monitor” of October 20, a Dutch gazette of the 24th, an English declaration of October 21st, and a small note in German, of which is here the translated.
October 28, 1806.
H. A. S. the duke of Brunswick arrived today at Altona, where he consulted professor Unzer for his eyes. The communications being closed I added it to some printed papers here."
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