The Lost Prince: Facts Tending to Prove the Identity of Louis the Seventeenth, of France, and the REV. Eleazar Williams, Missionary Among the Indians of North America
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. ADOPTION AND EDUCATION. Science has remarked mysterious affinities between the Old World and the New, and there are social yearnings, historio ties and sympathies of unearthly brotherhood, which unite hands apd hearts across the deep, and make men love each other with an intenser love, because they at once are and are not one. The two continents were made for each other. There is the battle-field--here the asylum from strife--and yet it is from those old ensanguined soils, that the men, the principles, and the faith have been derived, which make the New World glorious and peaceful. It will add another strange link to the chain of union, if it can be 6hown that, republican America numbers among her citizens, one born to be a monarch, in Europe; and that the Protestant Episcopal church has, in the same individual, a minister and a missionary, who, but for reverses, uuparalleled in history, would have wielded the forces of a rival oommunion. In the year 1795, a French family, calling themselves De Jardin or De Jourdan, arrived in Albany, direct from France. Refugees were crowding at that time to America, but there were circumstances oonnected with these persons which attracted unusual attention. The family consisted of a lady, a gentleman, and two children. The two former, though they bore the same name, did not seem to be, nor were considered, as husband and wife. While Madame de Jardin dressed with elegance, Monsieur was very plainly attired, and acted in almost a menial capacity. Much mystery was observed concerning the children under their care, who were never taken out in public. The eldest was a girl, named Louise, the youngest a boy of nine or ten years of age, who was called, simply, Monsieur Louis. He was scarcely seen, ..