How did Stein fall? 248. Delay in his expulsion and prescription, 249. Clamour of the Berlin Opposition, 250. Napoleon to Soult on September loth, 251. Secret Aiticle in the Treaty directed against Stein, 251. Mistake in it, 252. French threats, 253. Cause of Napoleon's hesitation, 254. The Czar's interest in the matter, 255. The King unwilling to part with Stein, 256. N apo leon embarrassed by the Spanish difficulty, 257. Stein charged with clinging to office, 258. The charge unfounded, 259. The Czar's advice, 260. Stein proposes to enter the Council Of State, 261. The King gradually sundered from Stein, 262. A proposed Procla mation on Reform, 263. The King refuses to sign it, 264. Stein asks for his dismissal, 264. Napoleon's probable feeling about Stein, 265. The Third Bulletin, 266. Conduct of the French at Berlin, 267. Petition in favour of Stein, 267. Wittgenstein in trouble, 268. The Countess Voss, 269. Persecution of Schleiermacher, Wolf and Schmalz, 270. The question of Stein's successors, 271. The Gene ral Conference, 272. Stein's functions to be divided between two Ministers, 273. Schon and Count Dohna, 274. Character and views of Voss, 275. The King consults Hardenberg, 276. Alten stein to be Finance Minister, 277. Ministry of Dohna, Altenstein and Beyme, 278. Scharnhorst remains, 279. Complete failure of the new Ministry, 279. Shall the King return to Berlin? 280. Stein attacks Kockeritz, 281. Attacks the receptions of the Countess Voss, 282. Decides against the visit to St Petersburg, 283. Stein's resignation; Royal Assent to the Administrative Reform.