Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kossuth").
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Fine, long letter to Susan Horner, on the Secret Treaty of Verona, wherein the European mayor powers agreed in 1822 to restore the monarchy in Spain, then ruled under the republican governance of Rafel de Riego. Kossuth writes from the sickbed of his wife, who was "dangerously ill these last three days from a violent attack of Bronchitis (this awful curse of the climate of England) [...] Of course you are aware that secret treaties will not easily find their way to public libraries; besides in this case England had withdrawn from the Congress before it was brought to an end, therefore not even that scanty light of publicity could ever have been cast on the Verona transaction, which we see sometimes issue from the foggy atmosphere of Downing Street, in the jack with a lantern shape of Blue Book 'extracts'. There is however a strong circumstantial evidence, which (in my estimation at least) leaves no doubt as to the authenticity of the document (allowance made for the errors of the translation; - I mention this, because I believe the expression 'subjugation of nations' is not precisely in accordance with the original French - 'soumission' is the word in French) [...]". - Somewhat spotty and with some bits of an adhesive tape.