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Frederic Shoberl Narrative of the Most Remarkable Events Which Occurred In and Near Leipzig

Immediately Before, During, And Subsequent To The Sanguinary Series Of Engagements Between The Allied Armies Of The French, From The 14th To The 19th October, 1813

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Published: 1814
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,646 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.6
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 317
Added to site: 2006.01.25
mnybks.net#: 12511
Genre: War
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nd request you, out of love to your wretched country, which is so inexpressibly devastated, to solicit the aid of your opulent friends and acquaintance, who, with the generosity peculiar to the whole nation, may feel for the unmerited misery of others, in behalf of my wretched tenants in Liebertwolkwitz and Störmthal. These poor and truly helpless unfortunates would, with tears, pay the tribute of their warmest gratitude to their generous benefactors, if they needed that gratitude in addition to the satisfaction resulting from so noble an action. You will not, I am sure, misunderstand my request, as it proceeds from a truly compassionate heart, but which, by its own losses, is reduced so low as to be unable to afford any relief to others. Should it ever be possible for me to serve you or any of your friends here, depend upon my doing all that lies within my poor ability. Meanwhile I remain, in expectation of your kind and speedy fulfilment of my request,

"Sir,

"Your most obedient friend and

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