The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Letters from England by Elizabeth Davis Bancroft:|
of the Convention.
LETTER: To W.D.B.
LONDON, April 19, 1848
Dear W.: . . . To-day I have driven down to Richmond to lunch with
Mrs. Drummond, who is passing Easter holidays there. On coming home
I found a letter from Mr. Bancroft from which I will make some
extracts, as he has the best sources of knowledge in Paris. "Then I
went to Mignet, who, you know, is politically the friend of Thiers.
He pointed out to me the condition of France, and drew for me a
picture of what it was and of the change. I begin to see the
difference between France and us. Here they are accustomed to BE