Eylau: Precis Des Travaux de la Grande Armée
French Senate’s Response to the Prussian Ambassador’s Note: October 6, 1806
Mainz, October 6, 1806.
A second note, on September 12, 1806, was addressed by Note from Mr. Knobelsdorff, Ambassador of Prussia, Minister of Foreign Relations.
Mr. Knobelsdorff declares in it that the noises of preparations and armaments of Prussia against France, are without a basis.
-The Minister for the foreign relations declares, consequently, that the intention of H. M. is to change his communication with the senate, and to suspend the march of the troops towards the borders. (Of September 13, 1806.)
– This minister gives, on the 19th of the same month, a third note, in which he announces a continuation to him of the arming of Prussia against France, which H. M. desired to see and intended to clear up this evil himself.
– On 20 September different notes of the ambassador, in which he reiterates that the intentions of the King of Prussia are peaceful.
– The Ambassador of Berlin protests for third time, by a new note, the friendly and peaceful intentions of Prussia; that this power requires only peace; that alarms of France are without basis, etc.
– On reading, the senate returned to a special subcommittee to submit his report forthwith.
The report of the commission was submitted by the Senator Lacépède.
In accordance with the opinion of the commission, the Senate deliberated on an address with H. M. the Emperor and King, which will be carried to him at his Imperial General District by a delegation.
The members named for this purpose, are the Senators d’ Aremberg, François de Neufchâteau and Colchen.
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