Eylau: Precis Des Travaux de la Grande Armée
Letter from Lauderdale to Talleyrand on the Futility of Further Negotiations: 26 September 1806
Paris, September 26, 1806.
No. XXXVII. – Sir, I do not lose a moment to make known to Y. Exc. alone, the result of the conference which I had today with H. E. Mr. de Champagny, unfortunately it leaves me no hope to be able to carry out the negotiations on behalf of Great Britain and Russia to a favorable exit.
In this state of the things, and according to my instructions, it remains of me on the other part to take to you only the request of Y. Exc. the passports necessary, so that I return to be near my sovereign.
By thus making this request to Y. Exc., I could not refuse myself the pleasure that I feel to testify my recognition to all the personal attentions, that Y. Exc. agreed to make to me during my stay in Paris, and to express at the same time the sentiments of regard that I always felt, and that I will feel in all times for Y. Exc.
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