The fourth day after this dreadful defeat the king received the tidings of the death of Wilhelmina. It was apparently the469 heaviest blow he had ever encountered. The anguish which her death caused him he did not attempt to conceal. In a business letter to Prince Henry we find this burst of feeling: Maximilian Joseph, son of the emperor, was at the time of his father鈥檚 death but seventeen years of age. He was titular Elector of Bavaria; but Austrian armies had overrun the electorate, and he was a fugitive from his dominions. At the entreaty of his mother, he entered into a treaty of alliance with the Queen of Hungary. She agreed to restore to him his realms, and to recognize his mother as empress dowager. He, on the other hand, agreed to support the Pragmatic Sanction, and to give his vote for the Grand-duke Francis as Emperor of Germany. With almost unprecedented rapidity Frederick pressed his troops along, accomplishing 鈥渋n three marches near upon seventy miles.鈥?The course of the Oder here is, in its general direction, northwest. The army marched along its southwestern banks. On Saturday evening, the last day of the year, the advance-guard took possession of the southern and western suburbs of Breslau.229 The city, of one hundred thousand inhabitants, was spread out over both banks of the stream. Frederick established his headquarters at the palace of Pilsnitz, about five miles from the city. There were many Protestants in Breslau, who rejoiced in the idea of exchanging a Catholic for a Protestant government. It is said that some of the sentinels on the walls would watch their opportunity and present arms to the Prussian soldiers, and even at times exclaim, 鈥淲elcome, dear sirs!鈥? THE INVASION OF SAXONY. 自拍区偷拍亚洲视频_国产自拍视频在线_国产偷拍99线观看 鈥淭he king respects his mother,鈥?the same writer adds. 鈥淪he is the only female to whom he pays any sort of attention. She is a good, fat woman, who moves about in her own way.鈥? 鈥淚 intended to have escaped at Steinfurth. I can not endure the treatment which I receive from my father鈥攈is abuse and blows. I should have escaped long ago had it not been for the condition in which I should have thus left my mother and sister. I am so miserable that I care but little for my own life. My great anxiety is for those officers who have been my friends, and who are implicated in my attempts. If the king will promise to pardon them, I will make a full confession of every thing. If you can help me in these difficulties, I shall be forever grateful to you.鈥?