Eylau: Precis Des Travaux de la Grande Armée
Letter from Lauderdale to Talleyrand about the New French Negotiator: 22 September 1806
Paris, September 22, 1806.
No. XXXV. – Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the letter of Y. Exc., dated today, that delivers the opinion to me that Mr. de Champagny will be from now on charged to follow the negotiation solely with me, and that this minister has been ordered to get along with me so that the course of the conferences and the correspondence meets with no interruption.
By thanking Y. Exc. for this communication, I have the honor to observe to him that it is no less essential to provide, as Y. Exc. will undoubtedly do before his departure, that the communication by mail with my government is assured for me during your absence, without delay or unspecified prevention, as it was practiced since my arrival here. It cannot escape Y. Exc. how much it would be impossible to forward to you at times the requests which I have had occasion to make on this subject, as the need is born from it; and I request you in consequence to agree to indicate the person to me to whom I must address myself on this point during his absence.
If the sending of the English newspapers to Y. Exc., as they arrive, could be pleasant for him, I will have the honor to continue it as in the past.
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