Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States Volume 1, V. 2

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States Volume 1, V. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...moderate salary which he formerly received from the public treasury as cure" is withheld, but generous contributions and offers of aid from devoted admirers in France relieve him from all solicitude in regard to financial support. Some 20,000 francs were promptly collected at the bureau of the principal Catholic journal in Paris, and forwarded to him with the assurance that further sums would be forthcoming when required. One of the first results of the conflict was the introduction in the grand councd of the canton of a bill providing for the complete separation of church and state. This, however, after a protracted discussion, was rejected by a decided majority. The congeil d'etat thereupon announced that it would shortly propose a measure providing for the election of cures by the congregations of the several parishes, to hold their offices lor a specific term. Such laws have already existed for many years iii a number of the cantons, including some of the Catholic cantons. On the 10th instant elections were held for members of the grand council of Geneva. This body appoints the members of the comeil ditat and upon the residt of these elections depended the character of the cantonal government for the ensiling three years. The struggle turned altogether upon the question of sustaining the government in the attitude it had taken in the Mermillod affair. The party favorable to the government achieved a signal triumph. Its candidates received nearly fourfifths of the votes cast. It may be fairly presumed, however, that many of the opposite party, seeing no prospect of success, abstained from voting. The vote, however, was one of the largest ever cast in the canton; nevertheless, the number of votes polled was only about two-thirds of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 510 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616944
  • 9781236616944