Russian Conspirators in Siberia

9781236899538: Russian Conspirators in Siberia
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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: the same time; she had a numerous family, and was obliged to leave them all with her relations before her departure. Unvarying sweetness, calm resignation and deep devotion, were the chief characteristics of this charming woman. Mademoiselle Pauline, the bride of P. A. Annenkow, also came to Tschita that year; the betrothal had taken place secretly, but the Emperor, openly and in a very marked manner, gave her his permission to go and join her bridegroom. She had addressed herself to him on the occasion of some grand manoeuvres; h was at a happy moment, and the Emperor received her with the greatest sympathy, and gave her money for the journey, while every possible hindrance was thrown in the way of the other married ladies. There were now at Tschita the Princesses Trubetzkoy and Marie Wolkonsky, Alexandrine Murawjew, Elizabeth Naryschkin, Alexandrine Jentalzow, Natalie von Wisin, Alexandrine Dawidow, and Pauline Annenkow, --eight ladies in all. They conducted the whole correspondence with the relations of all the State criminals; they formed thelink between the living and the politically dead. Their own life was one of most complete self-denial; as I have said before, they could only see their husbands foran hour twice a week, in the presence of a sentry and an orderly officer. This state of things lasted nearly fouryears, until our removal to a new prison near the Petrowski ironworks. We were at first eighty-two in number at Tschita, . and all men. After the despatch of the State criminals of the sixth and seventh categories, who were sent awayto settlement after completing their penal work, and the departure of Tolstoy (to the Caucasus) and Kornilowitch (to the fortress of St. Petersburg), there remained seventy men and seven women at.

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