The Austro-Hungarian Question: Correspondence Between Mr. Hu Lsemann, Austrian Charge D'Affaires, and Mr. Webster, Secretary of State of the United States (Classic Reprint) by United States Dept of State (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from The Austro-Hungarian Question: Correspondence Between Mr. Hu lsemann, Austrian Charge D'affaires, and Mr. Webster, Secretary of State of the United States The undersigned, Charge d'Affaires of his Majesty the Emperor of Austria, has been instructed to make the following communication to the Secretary of State: As soon as the Imperial Government became aware of the fact that a United States agent had been despatched to Vienna, with orders to watch for a favorable moment to recognise the Hungarian Republic, and to conclude a treaty of commerce with the same, the undersigned was directed to address some confidential but pressing representations to the Cabinet of Washington against that proceeding, which is so much at variance with those principles of international law, so scrupulously adhered to by Austria at all times and under all circumstances, towards the United States. In fact, how is it possible to reconcile such a mission with the principle of n-intervention, so formally anunced by the United States as the basis of American policy, and which had just been sanctioned with so much solemnity by the President, in his inaugural address of March 5, 1849? Was it in return for the friend ship and confidence which Austria had never ceased to manifest towards them, that the United States became so impatient for the downfall of the Austrian Monarchy, and even sought to accelerate that event by the utterance of their wishes to that effect? Those who did t hesitate to assume the responsibility of sending Mr. Dudley Mann on such an errand, should, independent of considerations of propriety, have borne in mind that they were exposing their emissary to be treated as a spy. It is to be regretted that the American Government was t better informed as to the actual resources of Austria, and her historical perseverance in defending her just rights. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.