January-September 1856

The Collected Letters, Volume 31


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 5 February 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18560205-TC-JN-01; CL 31: 24


Chelsea, Tuesday [5 February 1856]

Dear Neuberg,—The man's name (man of the 7-years War, I mean) is Decker;1 his translator into French is a Genl de Peretsdorf (not said exactly when, either of these); J. H. Le Bourg, French Artillery Captain, republishes with Notes &c in 1839 or '40.2

I have found the Dictature Papers, and all your Faber ware, in the Helden-Staats-&c!3 The date of the actual Dictature of that Protest was indisputably 23 Septr 1743 (? or the one you mark in your Paper); the Dictations of 3 july &c 1744 were for the purpose of explaining away the offence of that former one (No objection to Kaiser as Kaiser, only to the mode of election, Oh no! &c &c), Fredk being then about to invade Bohemia; and everything looking rather dangerous for Austria.4

Do not mind Decker much; I believe I shall have to send for a Copy from Paris,—unless we can get some trace of it in the Old shops here.

What, in the way of Plan, Narrative or the like, does the King's Library5 contain about Dettingen Battle, and Fontenoy?6

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle