The Turkish Empire, Embracing the Religion, Manners and Customs of the People, with a Memoir of the Reigning Sultan and Omer Pacha

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1855 - 216 páginas
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Página 210 - And these demands, thus studiously concealed, affected not the privileges of the Greek church at Jerusalem, but the position of many millions of Turkish subjects, in their relations to their sovereign the Sultan.
Página 19 - ... of the districts, more from one and less from another than they are able to furnish; at the same time it is reducing the soldiers to despair and contributing to the depopulation of the country to retain them during their whole life in the service. "In fine...
Página 74 - There is no other god but God, and Mahomet is his prophet;" after which they kiss the superior's hand and retire.
Página 213 - Her Majesty feels called upon by regard for an Ally, the integrity and independence of whose empire have been recognised as essential to the peace of Europe, by the sympathies of Her people with right against wrong, by a desire to avert from Her dominions most injurious consequences, and to save Europe from the preponderance of a Power which has violated the faith of Treaties, and defies the opinion of the civilised wor-ld, to take up arms in conjunction with the Emperor of the French, for the defence...
Página 212 - Dardanelles, was dated the 2nd of June. The determination to occupy the Principalities was therefore taken before the orders for the advance of the combined squadrons were given. The Sultan's Minister was informed that unless he signed within a week, and without the change of a word, the Note proposed to the Porte by Prince...
Página 212 - The time has, however, now arrived when the advice and remonstrances of the Four Powers having proved wholly ineffectual, and the military preparations of Russia becoming daily more extended, it is but too obvious that the Emperor of Russia has entered upon a course of policy which, if unchecked, must lead to the destruction of the Ottoman Empire. In this conjuncture, Her Majesty feels called upon by regard for an Ally, the integrity and independence of whose empire have been recognised as essential...
Página 209 - Government to respect treaties, and to obtain reparation for the insults with which it has responded to our most moderate demands and to our legitimate 'solicitude for the defence of the Orthodox faith in the East, professed also by the people of Russia.
Página 20 - Imperial concessions shall extend to all our subjects, of whatever religion or sect they may be ; they shall enjoy them without exception.
Página 211 - Menchikoff only regarded the Holy Places ; the other, that his Mission would be of a conciliatory character. In both respects Her Majesty's just expectations were disappointed. Demands were made which, in the opinion of the Sultan, extended to the substitution of the Emperor of Russia's authority for his own, over a large portion of his subjects ; and those demands were enforced by a threat : and when...
Página 211 - But when, in addition to the assemblage of large military forces on the frontier of Turkey, the ambassador of Russia intimated that serious consequences would ensue from the refusal of the Sultan to comply with unwarrantable demands, her Majesty deemed it right, in conjunction with the Emperor of the French, to give an unquestionable proof of her determination to support the sovereign rights of the Sultan. The Russian government has maintained that the determination of the Emperor to occupy the Principalities...

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