The Constitutions and Other Select Documents Illustrative of the History of France, 1789-1907

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H.W. Wilson Company, 1904 - France - 671 pages

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Contents

The Kings Acceptance of the Constitution Sep
96
Letter of Louis XVI to the King of Prussia
102
Addresses to the Legislative Assembly
110
NUMBER PAGE
114
Decree for Suspending Louis XVI August
122
Documents upon the Transition to the Republic
128
G Decree upon Religion February 21 1795
139
Declaration of War against Great Britain Feb
148
Law for Establishing the Revolutionary Commit
157
Decree upon the Deputies on Mission April
164
323
167
Constitution of the Year I June 24 1793
170
Decree for the Levy en Masse August 23 1793
183
324
185
Decree upon the Revolutionary Government
189
326
191
XUMBER PAGE 46 Decree upon Slavery February 4 1794
204
Treaties with Prussia
206
B Secret Convention August 5 1796
208
Treaty of the Hague May 16 1795
209
Constitution of the Year III August 22 1795
212
327
249
Law against Public Enemies April 16 1796
254
Treaties with the Pope
255
B Treaty of Tolentino February 19 1797
257
Law upon British Products October 31 1796
258
Secret Convention with Genoa June 6 1797
259
Treaty of Campo Formio October 27 1797
261
Law of Hostages July 12 1799
267
The Brumaire Decree November 10 1799
269
Constitution of the Year VIII December
270
Order for Suppressing the Newspapers January
282
Law for Reorganizing the Administrative System February 17 1800
283
Law for Reorganizing the Judicial System March 18 1800
288
Treaty of LunÚville February 9 1801
290
Treaty of Amiens March 27 1802
294
Documents upon Napoleon and the Reorganiza tion of Religion
296
B Organic Articles for the Catholic Church April 8 1802
299
The Declaration of 1682
305
Organic Articles for the Protestant Sects April 8 1802
307
Documents upon Napoleon and Education
308

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Page 111 - Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be based only upon public utility. 2. The aim of every political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man.
Page 565 - Privateering is, and remains abolished. 2. The neutral flag covers enemy's goods, with the exception of contraband of war. 3. Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under the enemy's flag.
Page 388 - Present, the King's most excellent Majesty in Council. — Whereas the French government has issued certain orders, which, in violation of the usages of war, purport to prohibit the commerce of all Neutral Nations with his majesty's dominions, and also to prevent such nations from trading with any other country, in any articles, the growth, produce, or manufacture of his majesty's dominions : and whereas the said government has also taken upon itself to declare all his majesty's dominions to be in...
Page 562 - If there should arise between the Sublime Porte and one or more of the other Signing Powers, any misunderstanding which might endanger the maintenance of their relations, the Sublime Porte, and each of such Powers, before having recourse to the use of force, shall afford the other Contracting Parties the opportunity of preventing such an extremity by means of their Mediation.
Page 563 - July, 1841, which maintains the ancient rule of the Ottoman Empire relative to the closing of the Straits of the Bosphorus and of the Dardanelles, has been revised by common consent. The Act concluded for that purpose, and in conformity with that principle, between the High Contracting Parties, is and remains annexed to the present Treaty, and shall have the same force and validity as if it formed an integral part thereof.
Page 396 - And the right honourable the lords commissioners of his majesty's treasury, his majesty's principal secretaries of state, the lords commissioners of the admiralty, and the judge of the high court of admiralty and judges of the courts of vice admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.
Page 562 - Sardinia, declare the Sublime Porte admitted to participate in the advantages of the public law and system (concert^ of Europe. Their Majesties engage, each on his part, to respect the independence and the territorial integrity of the •Ottoman Empire '} guarantee in common the strict observance of that engagement, and will, in consequence, consider any act tending to its violation as a question of general interest.
Page 561 - His Majesty the Emperor of the French, His Majesty the King of Prussia, His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias...
Page 388 - Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that no vessel shall be permitted to trade from one port to another, both which ports shall belong to, or be in the possession of France or her allies, or shall be so far under their control as that British vessels may not freely trade thereat...
Page 566 - Convinced that the maxims which they now proclaim cannot but be received with gratitude by the whole world, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries doubt not that the efforts of their Governments to obtain the general adoption thereof will be crowned with full success. The present Declaration is not and shall not be binding, except between those Powers who have acceded, or shall accede, to it.

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