The Three Panics: An Historical Episode

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Cassell, 1884 - 168 sivua
 

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Sivu 62 - Report of a Committee, appointed by the Treasury, to inquire into the Navy Estimates from 1852 to 1858, and into the Comparative State of the Navies of England and France.
Sivu 14 - I am accustomed to the consideration of these questions, and have examined and reconnoitred over and over again the whole coast from the North Foreland by Dover, Folkestone, Beachy Head, Brighton, Arundel, to Selsey Bill, near Portsmouth, and I say that, excepting immediately under the fire of Dover Castle, there is not a spot on the coast on which infantry might not be thrown on shore at any time of tide, with any wind, and in any weather...
Sivu 81 - I know from information which I have received, and the accuracy of which I do not doubt, that the French are at the present moment building steamers for the purpose of transporting troops, each of which is being constructed to carry 2500 men with all the necessary stores. This, therefore, is the description of force which you must prepare yourselves to meet.
Sivu 45 - ... deputations from railway companies, it was said, had been waiting on the Admiralty and Ordnance, to explain how rapidly the Commissariat and military stores could be transported from the Tower to Dover or Portsmouth ; and the latest paragraph of news from the Continent was that our neighbours, on the other side of the Channel, were practising the embarkation and disembarkation of troops by night. He left home amidst all these alarms and preparations for a French invasion. After an absence of...
Sivu 18 - I'll go and tell Sir Eobert the news," exclaimed Mr. Hume, and, stepping across the floor, he seated himself by his side, and communicated the startling intelligence. On returning to his place, he repeated, in the following words, the commentary of the ex-minister : — " This comes of trying to carry on a government by means of a mere majority of a Chamber' without regard to the opinion out of doors. It is what these people (pointing with his thumb over his shoulder to the protectionists behind...
Sivu 11 - I should say this was a matter with which we had no concern. But that is not the case. In the first place, France has a fleet equal to ours. I do not speak of the number of vessels actually in existence, but of the fleet in commission and half-commission, in both which respects the fleet of France is equal to that of this country. But, again, the Channel is no longer a barrier. Steam navigation has rendered that which was before impassable by a military force, nothing more than a river passable by...
Sivu 9 - Is not the time come when the powerful countries of Europe should reduce their armaments which they have so sedulously raised ? Is not the time come when they should be prepared to declare that there is no use in such overgrown establishments ? What is the advantage of one power greatly increasing its army and navy ? Does it not see that...
Sivu 120 - That, towards providing a further sum for defraying the expenses of the construction of works for the defence of the Royal dockyards and arsenals, and of the ports of Dover and Portland, and for the creation of a central arsenal, a sum not exceeding 1,200,000{.
Sivu 81 - J. Jervis. I do not forget the great victory of the Nile, nor, last of all, that triumphant fight at Trafalgar, which almost annihilated the navies of France and Spain. I contrast the position which we occupied at that period with that which we now hold. I recollect the expulsion of the French from...
Sivu 19 - I have directed the estimates for the service of the year to be laid before you ; they will be framed with the most anxious attention to a wise economy. The present aspect of affairs has enabled me to make large reductions on the estimates of last year.

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