Sunday, February 21, 2010

24Dec1870, King of Prussia, Emperor of Germany

HAGLEY, December 24th, 1870.
—The King of Prussia has proclaimed himself (or some such ceremony) Emperor of Germany at Versailles. All very fine, but F. thinks that if Paris continues to hold out, and forces him, after all the expenditure of men and money, to raise the siege, the German States (other than Prussia), which don't care about the Hohenzollerns, will overthrow him and go in for a republic.

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