This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)
Click [show] on the right to read important instructions before translating.
View a machine-translated version of the French article.
Google's machine translation is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.
Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.
Journalists' telegrams which claim I am free do not tell the truth. To leave the hotel I am obliged to let my spy know in advance : he accompanies me everywhere, drinks his coffee at the same table as me (I pay, naturally), etc., sits facing me in the library and spits on the floor for two or three hours. I read a study on Spain by Monsieur Bourgoing, minister plenipotentiary of Louis XVI, to the court of Madrid. It is very interesting (at the same time, it is the most modern work — Paris 1807 — I've been able to find here).