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Address of the Parishes of the Comtat Venaissin in Answer to the Motion of M.
Bouche, November 16, 1789. .
The French Nation Renounces Conquest. Decree Concerning the Right of Making
Peace and War, May 22–27, 1790.
Formal Minute of the General Council of the Commune of the City of Avignon,
June 12, 1790 .
Address of the Representative Body of the Comtat Venaissin, June 22, 1790
Address of the Deputation from the City of Avignon, Delivered before the National
Assembly, June 26, 1790.
First Report of the French National Assembly on the Affair of Avignon, and Decree
Adopted, August 27, 1790
Decree of the National Assembly, November 20, 1790
Second Report of the Committees on Avignon Regarding the Union of Avignon and
the Comtat Venaissin with France, and Discussion by the Assembly, April 30-May
Draft Decree for the Union of Avignon Proposed by Menou in the Third Report
of the Committees on Avignon, May 24, 1791
Decree of the National Assembly Providing that Mediators shall be sent to
Avignon, May 25, 1791
Preliminaries of Peace and of Conciliation Agreed on and Signed by the Deputies
of the Electoral Assembly of the Municipalities of Avignon and of Carpentras, and
of the Army of Vaucluse, called the Army of Avignon, in the Presence of the
Mediating Commissioners of France, Deputed by the King, June 14, 1791 . 212
Letter of the Mediators to the President of the National Assembly at Bédarides . . 215
Letter to the Communes, Sent by the President of the Assembly at the Request of
Formal Minute of the Communal Assembly of Séguret, August 11, 1791
Report of Le Scène des Maisons on his Mission as Mediator, September 10, 1791 . 218
Fourth Report of the Committees on Avignon and the Comtat Venaissin, September
Formal Charges Brought Against the Mediators by Abbé Maury Before the National
Assembly, and Replies of the Mediators, September 13, 1791
Reply of Le Scène des Maisons
Decree of the National Convention Uniting Avignon and the Comtat Venaissin to
France, September 14, 1791
Address of the “National Assembly of the Allobroges” Asking for the Union of
the People of Savoy with the French Republic. Presented to the National Con-
vention, November 21, 1792 . .
Extract from the Minute of the Second Session of the Assembly of the Deputies
of the Communes of Savoy, October 22, 1792, the Year I of the Republic
Decree of the French National Convention Uniting Savoy to France, November 27,
Decree of Union with France passed by the National Assembly of the Colons
Marseillais " of Nice, January 4, 1793 .
Decree of the National Convention Uniting the County of Nice to the Territory
of the French Republic, January 31, 1793
Cambon Reports Regarding the Conduct to be Followed by the French Generals in
the Countries Occupied by the Armies of the Republic, December 15, 1792
Decree by which France Proclaims the Liberty and Sovereignty of all the Peoples to
whom she has Carried or shall Carry her Arms, and Prescribes the Conduct of
her Generals, December 15 and 17, 1792.
Form of Proclamation to be Made by the French Generals to the Peoples Con-
quered for Liberty
Protest of the Representative Assembly of Hainault Against the Decree of December
15, Presented to the Convention, December 23, 1792
Protest of the Representatives of the Sovereign People of the Country of Namur,
December 30, 1792 .
Second Decree Regarding the_Conduct of the Generals in those Countries where
the Armies of France have Entered or shall Enter, January 31, 1793
Decree Regarding the Union of the Principality of Monaco, of a part of the Baili-
wick of Schambourg, and other Neighboring Territories, February 14, 1793. . 316
Proclamation to the Belgian People by the Commissioners of the French National
Convention, Delacroix, Gossuin and Merlin (de Douai), February 19, 1793 · · 318
The Union of Brussels, Ghent and other Belgian Cities with France. Extracts from
the Minutes of the National Convention, February 27-March 2, 1793 .. 322
Letter of the Citizens Rewbel, Merlin (de Thionville) and Haussmann, Commissioners
of the National Convention to Mayence, Announcing the Erection of a Revolution-
ary Municipality. Read before the Convention, March 12, 1793
Letter of General Dumouriez, Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the North, to
the National Convention, March 12, 1793
Report made before the National Convention by Haussmann, Commissioner to the
Armies of the Rhine, the Vosges, and the Moselle, March 30, 1793
Address of the National Rhéno-Germanic Convention to the French Republic, and
Vote of Union by the National Convention of France, March 30, 1793
ITALIAN PLEBISCITES OF 1848
Proclamation of the Municipality of the City of Milan on Assuming Power, March
The Provisional Government Postpones all Discussion as to the Political Future
of Lombardy, March 22, 1848
Proclamation of King Carlo Alberto Promising a Free Vote, March 31, 1848 .. 371
Confidential Communication to the Government of_Lombardy Expressing the De-
sire of Carlo Alberto for the Convocation of an Elective Assembly to Decide the
Destinies of the Italian Provinces, March 31, 1848
The Provisional Government Appoints a Commission to Draw up a Plan for
the Convocation of a National Assembly, April 8, 1848
The Provisional Government of Lombardy Proclaims a Plebiscite, May 12, 1848 376
Statement by the Provisional Government of the Liberties which the Lombard People
Now Possess, May 28, 1848 .
Proclamation Announcing the Result of the Plebiscite, June 8, 1848
Formal Presentation of the Vote of Union to King Carlo Alberto, June 11, 1848 · 391
Reply of the King
Address of the Women of Lombardy to the Women of the Sardinian States, July
Vote of the Subalpine Parliament Accepting the Vote of Lombardy and the Provinces
of Padua, Vicenza, Treviso and Rovigo, and Uniting these Provinces to Sardinia.
Law of July 27, 1848 .
The Provisional Government of the Republic of Venetia Announces that there will
be a Single Constituent Assembly for the Liberated Provinces, March 24, 1848 395
The Departmental Committees of Padua, Vicenza. Treviso and Rovigo Protest
Against a Separate Republic and Announce that Voting for Union with Piedmont
has Begun on the Venetian Mainland, May 31, 1848.
Reply of the Provisional Government, June 2, 1848 .
Decree of the Provisional Government of the Venetian Republic Convoking a Rep-
resentative Assembly, July 3, 1848 .
Vote of the Consulta of Venice, June 26, 1848
Speech of Manin before the Representative Assembly, and Vote of the Assembly
for the Union of Venice with Piedmont, July 4, 1848
Vote of the Sardinian Parliament Accepting the Vote of the City and Province
of Venice and Uniting them with the Sardinian States. Law of July 27, 1848. . 409
The Municipality of Reggio Proclaims a Plebiscite on the Question of Union with
Sardinia, May 3, 1848
The Podesta Publishes the Electoral Arrangements, May 5, 1848
The Municipality of Modena Proclaims a Plebiscite, May 10, 1848
The Provisional Government of Modena, Reggio and Guastalla Embodies the Result
of the Plebiscites in a Formal Act of Union with the Sardinian States, May 29,
Formal Act Embodying the Results of the Plebiscite of Reggio, May 30, 1848 436
Vote of the Sardinian Parliament Accepting the Votes of Modena and Reggio and
Uniting the Provinces to the Sardinian States. Law of June 13, 1848. .
Preliminaries of Peace, Signed at Villafranca, July 11, 1859 .
Statement by Lord John Russell of the Attitude of the British Government Re-
garding the Preliminaries of Villafranca .
Decree of the Tuscan Government Reestablishing the Electoral Law of 1848 for the
Purpose of Holding a General Election of an Assembly of Representatives Com-
petent to Pass a Legitimate Vote as to the Definitive Fate of Tuscany, July 15, 1859 443
Second Decree of the Tuscan Government Fixing Further Details of the Election,
July 16, 1859
Dispatches of Lord John Russell to the British Minister at Florence, Concerning
the Tuscan Assembly ·
Convocation of the Electoral Constituencies, July 29, 1859
The Royal Commissioner Resigns His Functions to the Council of Ministers,
August 1, 1859 .
Ricasoli is Appointed President of the Council, August 1, 1859 .
Decree Fixing Conditions of Eligibility of Deputies, August 2, 1859
Proclamation of the Ministry Concerning the Approaching Elections, August 4,
Decree of Convocation of the Assembly, August 7, 1859 .
Dispatch from Lord John Russell to the British Minister at Turin, August 10, 1859 456
Dispatch from the British Minister at Florence to Lord John Russell Commenting
on the Election, August 10, 1859 .
Vote of the National Assembly of Tuscany Dethroning the House of Austro-
Lorraine, August 16, 1859
Vote of the National Assembly of Tuscany for Union with the Constitutional
Kingdom of Victor Emmanuel, August 20, 1859
Address of the Delegates of the Tuscan Assembly to the King of Sardinia, Pre-
senting the Vote for Union, September 3, 1859
Appeal for a Plebiscite, July 22, 1859 .
The Sardinian Commissioner Retires from Office that the Vote may be Free, July
The Governing Council Announces that an Assembly will be Held, August 2, 1859 . 479
Instructions in Regard to the Approaching Elections, August 8, 1859 .
Circular Letter to the Officials of Romagna Emphasizing the Importance of the Ap-
proaching Elections, August 22, 1859
Convocation of the Electoral Constituencies of Romagna, August 24, 1859 . . 485
Convocation of the National Assembly of Romagna at Bologna, August 25, 1859 . 486
Decree of the National Assembly of Romagna Deposing the Temporal Power,
September 6, 1859 .
Decree of the National Assembly of Romagna for Union with the Constitutional
Kingdom of Sardinia, September 7, 1859 .
Reply of King Victor Emanuel to the Delegates Presenting the Vote of the People
of Romagna .
The Sardinian Governor Resigns Power to Giuseppi Manfredi as Provisional Gov-
ernor, August 8, 1859 . .
Convocation of the People of Parma in Popular Assemblies, for a Plebiscite, August
Convocation of the Electoral Constituencies for the Election of Deputies to a Rep-
resentative Assembly, August 30, 1859 .
Decree of the Representative embly of the States of Parma Det oning the House
of Bourbon, September 11, 1859 .
Decree of the Same Assembly for Union with the Constitutional Kingdom of Sar-
dinia, September 12, 1859 .