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The Comte de Fans lett öoutnampton yest...

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The Comte de Fans lett öoutnampton yesterday in charge of a burden -which painfully recalls the changing fortunes jf his f amily. He has been to this country, not on the political mission -which some quidnuncs of the continental press imagined, but in obedience to the wishes of the dead and the f eeling of the living. He camebere io collecttho ashes of bis relatives, and convoy them to the fainily placo. He has taken with hirn the bodies of his grandfather and grandmother - King Louis Philippe and Queen Marie Amelie ; of his niother, the Duchesse d'Orleans, who, though a Protestant, was iuterred with her lmsband's family ; and of the young Prince de Conde. They all died in this country, in exile, and the Comte de Paris lias received permission to remove their remains from the vault of the Eoman Catholic Church at Weybridge to the mausoleum at the family residence at Dreux, in Normandy. The removal has been accomplished without any display, and it is understood that the long-delayed funeral obsequies at Dreux will be of the simplest and most private character. For sorne thirty years the vaults there havo beeu waiting for their occupants, who thus return from cxile to their last home on Frencl] soil. Trance has no motive for grudg ing her last King a grave. It is under stood to havo boen the wish of Kinf Louis Philippe and of Queen Mari Amelie to be buried among their owi kiüdred ; and there seems to be no rea son whatever that the wish should an; ' longer remain unfulfilled. King Loui Philippe died at Ciaremont in August 1850. The Queen Marie Amelie sur ■ vived hirn nearly sixteen years, havin lived till 1866, and dying then withi: 1 about a month of the completion of he 8-lth


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