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Napoleon III seeks to reassure Britain that he does not threaten peace in Europe

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, circa 1850, detail
07/25/1860
As tensions in Europe between Britain and France rose once again, as well as between France and Prussia, Emperor Napoleon III ordered his ambassador in London to relay to British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston his wishes for peace in Europe and his assurances that France threatened no-one.  He mentioned the difficulties in Italy concerning the Papal States and the incursion into Syria as attempts to preserve this peace.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Current Events,"  The Rambler, Volume III New Series (London: Burns and Lambert, 1860), 420.

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