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The Comte De Paris

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Thore are few who bcliove that a Repnblic can long survive inFrauce; apc the questiun arises, who wül Biicoeed, whcu the llcpublic is gone ? Prohably the young Count, of Paris, the grand-on of Louis Philippe. Tho younir Count was boni u Paria A ug. 24ib, 1S38, and is iho sii) of the Duke ot Orleitus, e Jdest sou of Louia Philippo. Ho was u]y t(c yeurs of are when the revolutiou of February, 184S, broke out, and, accoaipauiod by Lis beroio motber, tlit widuwed Dachessof Orlem;s, witneaaed the stormy sceuc in the Freoch Chanabera whicb fol'owed that eveiit. He was educated by liis mother at Claremont, in Euglaud. In the suturan of' 1861, the young Comte de Paris nnd his bro'.h r, the Duc de (Jhartres, nccoinpanied by their unele, tbe Priuce (Ie Joiaviüc, proceeded to tho United Status, a;nl on arriving at Washington wcre cordially welcomiid by the Aroerioan Govornraeiit aod by Gen McClellan, who proponed that the youn l'i'in -e shouid setvo en Lis st íj ff". Xhey theu eutored that ser vioö wilh the rank of (Japtaius of voluuteers, stipulatiug that tiiey wore to re ceive no pay, and that tlu y shou'd bc frec to rcsigti their appoiatiüent wbenever they migfat wish to do to. The two brothers seivcd on Gen. McClellan'b BtafiF up to the cocdlusioo of the corapaign in Virginia, and the consequent retreat of tho army ol tho Potomao, in June, 18G2, whmj they rcturned to Europe. Iu 1804, tho Comte de Paiis married his cousin, the elriest daoghtei of the Duc rie Montpensier. On the deposition of tlie late Emperor and the promulgation of the xvepublio tho Duke de Chartres, occonipnnied by tiis tmcle the Duke de Auuialo, euterrd Paric and offercd tlieir (erviefs to üifl in the defense of the Ilepulilic. Their truc object, no doubt, w to bo ready to scizi the earliest opportutiity that may pre ent itgelf to place the Coirto do Paris on the thronc, sr.d thusBgain restore tlit crown to tho House of Urleans. It is Raid that the young Count, now in lii thirty-second year, Í3 bighly educated poatcsses raro abilities, a hiindsome per bon, exoeediDaly graceful, kindly man ners, and ia popular io England, vhere he lias gpent ilie last twenty-two yetni oí bis life, in exile


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