Life and times of Alexander i. emperor of all the Russias, by C. Joyneville, Volume 2

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Tinsley Brothers, 1875 - Russia

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Page 254 - Your Majesty invokes your rights to the friendship of the King ! Permit me to remind you, Sire, of the little value your Majesty attached to it, at times when a reciprocity of sentiment would have been very useful to Sweden. When the King, after having lost Finland, wrote to your Majesty to beg you to preserve for Sweden the Isles of Aland, you replied to him, ' apply to the Emperor Alexander — he is great and generous...
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