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