"Letter from Rome," Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, Sept 9, 1870

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Title

"Letter from Rome," Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, Sept 9, 1870

Subject

Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892
Philadelphia Bulletin
Italy--Rome
Gossip--Published
Intimacy--As Source
Rumors
Italy--Vatican
Political Affairs

Description

Brewster writes about the political struggles for unification. Her account is based on her own experience and hearsay. She distinguishes true and fake accounts and traces the political negotiations with the Vatican.

Credit

The Library Company of Philadelphia

Creator

Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892

Publisher

Peacock, Fetherston & Co

Date

1870-09-09

Type

Reference

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Text

We had a most exciting week. First came the news of the Emperor's downfall; then the declaration of the Republic in Paris. On Tuesday news of a deeply interesting nature to Italy and Rome was buzzed about. The Italian troops, it was said, had crossed the frontiers, and were marching on to Rome. It flew like lightning, and with the lightning, to all parts of the peninsula. At Palermo, Venice, Milan, Turin, everywhere, crowds assembled on Tuesday night, crying "ON TO ROME," and the cities were illuminated. [...] It is very exciting and interesting to tell of such things after they are all over and you are safely out of it; but when the danger is near at hand it takes an immense deal of curiosity and love of adventure to sit quietly and watch for its coming and watch for its coming without quailing a little. [...] But on Wednesday noon the soldiers and sand-bags came down from the Pincian, and it was rumored that the French Republic had forbidden Italy to come! So wild and senseless are reports at such times. One piece of true information, however, I learned on Tuesday. Commandeur Tounello, a religious, good man, who is respected by the Pope, was sent by the Italian Government, last Monday, to His Holiness, unofficially, to announce that a diplomatic agent or envoyé would arrive in a few days to open a diplomatic treaty with His Holiness. The grounds of the treats Tounello brough with him. [...]

Archive

ABP, box 21, folder 8

Location

Philadelphia, PA, US

Geocode (Latitude)

39.9527237

Geocode (Longitude)

-75.1635262

Length (range)

>1500

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Citation

Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892, “"Letter from Rome," Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, Sept 9, 1870,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed May 19, 2022, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/757.

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