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appears in his speech, the hasty reader would i
assume that it had been sent on july 29th; ·
there can, however, be no doubt that it was 2
not despatched until july 3oth, and it is 1
probably a portion of a telegram already pub- ; J
lished by the Austrian Government (A. 51). 1
When will the German Government learn to 1
publish its documents in a complete form and 1
not give to us, as they here do, what is l
obviously merely a portion of the original x
dispatch ?_ 2
The positive proposals referred to in this <
telegram will be discussed in the next chapter ; 1
for the immediate argument the importance I
of it is this 2 it gives us in the clearest and most I
indisputable form the reasons why the Chan- E
cellor suddenly changed his policy, and why, {
after obsti.nately refusing for three days to C
give assistance to any of the proposals for I
mediation or accommodation which had come li
from England, France or Russia, he suddenly 3
changed about and began to bring the strongest I
pressure to bear upon Austria. That there Q g
had been a change no one could doubt. The F
best proof is to be found in the circular to O
the German Governments which he had issued , ll
two days before; in this the determination 3
is clearly expressed to support Austria­Hungary i fr