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HEROES,

PHILOSOPHERS, AND COURTIERS.

VOL. II.

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HEROES,

PHILOSOPHERS, AND COURTIERS

OF

THE TIME OF LOUIS XVI.

BY

THE AUTHOR OF

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE COURT OF ERANGE

UNDER LOUIS XV.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,
SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,
13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1863.
The right of Translation is reserved.

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LONDON : PRINTED BY MACDONALD AND TUGWELL,

BLENHEIM HOUSE, OXFORD STREET.

CONTENTS

THE SECOND VOLUME.

early life Letter of the Duc de Choiseul to Lord

Egremont (concerning d'Estaing), with answer from

Lord Egremont to the Duc de Choiseul—D'Estaing

sets sail for America-Embarkation of first squadron

from France to North America—Letter from d'Estaing

to General Washington-Letter from Horace Wal-

pole to Harry Conway-Unexpected strength of the

French Navy-French squadron from Brest-Original

Memorial showing how French ships were built of British

timber-Cabinet intrigue by which the timber was ob-

tained—Engagement between British and French ships

in the English Channel-Satire of de Maurepas, Ex-

Minister of Marine, on a naval combat-Allegorical pic-

ture of the Duchesse de Chartres-Popularity of the Duc

de Chartres in Paris after the sea-fight-Second conflict

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