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OF THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE.

his men killed. De Noailles died of his wounds a week later (9th January, 1804) at Havannah. His heart was inclosed in a silver box, and his grenadiers attached it to their flag and carried it back to France.


Note O, page 186.

There is not much difficulty in identifying the "Bishop of A——" with Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, Bishop of Autun. The particulars of his life are so well known that there is no need to recapitulate them here, but a few words may be said about his attempt to "blackmail" the United States Envoys. It is perfectly true that Talleyrand extorted bribes from everybody who was willing to pay him, and that he called the sums he so received douceurs. The "negociators" from the United States—Messrs. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Marshall, and Elbridge Gerry,—had not been long in Paris before they were informed by a Mr. Bellamy (said to be a partner with Talle)rrand in this blackmailing business), Ste. Foix, and a lady, who cannot easily be identified, that "nothing could be done without money; the members of the Directory must be paid." According to the popular story, Pinck-