Daniel Manin, and Venice in 1848-49 Volume 1

Daniel Manin, and Venice in 1848-49 Volume 1

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... attempts on the French frontier; it equally declared itself against the pacific system, which, however, would not have dared to make any open manifestation in the case of an appeal addressed to the arms of France by the insurgent people of Italy. The provisional government, persuaded as they were that a vigorous demonstration abroad was equally essential both for the Republic 'and for France, would not have waited for any pressure from Paris before it acted. On the 6th of March the Ministerof Foreign Affairs, Lamartine, had demanded the immediate formation of four armies, one of them consisting of fifty thousand men, to be ready to proceed to Italy. Garnier-Pages, the Minister of Finance, had declared that the supplies should be forthcoming. On several occasions, Arago, the Minister at /Var, held himself in readiness to respond to an appeal he expected?" Unfortunately for Italy, unfortunately for France, the appeal was not made! If we had had days of May on the Adige, would we have had the days of June on the Seine '!.... "The French republican Government," wrote the English Ambassador, Lord Ponsonby, " must have war to sustain itself." This was clearly seen abroad. Our information is derived from an analysis of the secret committees of the provisional Government, made at the present time by one of its members, M. GarnierPages, who desires it to be published. On the 12th of March, the energetic minister of finance opened a first war credit of 114 millions of francs. On the 27th, the National Italian Association, formed at Paris and presided over by Mazzini, who prepared to set out for Milan, presented itself to the provisional government. M. de Lamartine qfereol the sword of France to Italy. Mazzini...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971582
  • 9781236971586