This vital despatch was sent off in duplicate at midnight and reached von Blumenthal at 4 a.m.
He selects for himself a staff of civilians (the cab-met du ministre), which is divided into bureaux for the despatch of business.
On the following day the Austrian ambassador, Esterhazy, presented a despatch of a similar tenor from his court.
He refused to vote for the death of Louis XVI., alleging that the nation had no right to despatch a vanquished prisoner.
x., Alexander's despatch to Darius III.; Arrian ii.