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Turcomanchai, appoint, during a period of five years, people to sell them. A note of the name and the number of the goods that you leave behind shall be immediately sent by me to the agent accredited to the Crown Prince, Abbas Mirza, in order that they may be placed under the protection of His Imperial Majesty, whose subjects you will become. From Russia you may expect perfect toleration for all your religious usages; all other subjects of the Emperor enjoy the same rights as the Russians themselves. Here you will forget all the sorrow you have endured! Here, amongst Christians, you will find a new home, and never behold the holy faith oppressed! Here you will live under the shadow of the laws, and ever feel their beneficent influence! Here, in a word, you will find a blissful lot, and the little that you lose will be restored to you a hundred fold. True it is, you leave the paternal hearth which is dear to every man but reflect that you are inhabitants of the kingdom of Christ, and that you must ever bear in your remembrance the great home where all mankind shall


Christians! scattered in the different provinces, you will henceforth, by God's assistance, be united in one spot,-and know ye how the autocrat of all the Russias will reward your devotion ? *

Hasten, then, oh, my friends; the time is precious; our armies will soon leave the Provinces of Persia. When this is done, many impediments may, perhaps, oppose your progress, and we shall be deprived of the means of supporting

This appears to be an allusion to a certain sort of independence which the Armenians would be allowed to enjoy in Russia, which, however, it was by no means the intention of Russia to grant. But, in honour of the Armenian nation, the Chanats of Erivan and Nakshivan received, by an Imperial Rescript on the 17th of March, 1828, the name of the Province of Armenia.

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and protecting you during the emigration. Sacrifice a little, and shortly you will richly possess all again, and that for ever more.

Colonel and Cavalier of the Emperor of Russia.

30th March, 1828. In the Town of Ormi.

[In our next Number we shall give the Report of Colonel Lazarew of the manner in which he executed the commission entrusted to him, by which the reader will have an opportunity of judging of the humanity, political expediency, and results of this extraordinary measure.]


[It will be seen by the following Proclamation that the Emperor of Russia has ordered a general levy throughout the whole of his extensive empire, with the exception of two districts, in the proportion of five recruits to every thousand male inhabitants.]

St. Petersburg, August 24, 1836.


Desiring to facilitate to our subjects the fulfilment of their respective duties, and the execution of the regulations relative to conscriptions, we have thought proper to abolish in time of peace the general levy, replaced, by the manifesto of the 4th of August, 1834, by particular levies distributed between the two parties of the empire. After having established these general orders, our solicitude was directed towards the condition of the sub-officers and soldiers of our army, and we resolved to soften it, as much as possible, by abridging the time required for active service. To assure this result, we ordered that all soldiers or subofficers who had served twenty years without having incurred censure, either in the active troops or in the army of reserve, should have the right to

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an unlimited absence. This measure produced the most beneficial results. According to the regulation of the 30th of August, 1804, the soldiers having the right to unlimited leave, and who, in consequence of their irreproachable conduct, had acquired the right to a retreat, went to their homes, and, still having the advantage of belonging to the military rank, employed themselves in the different branches of industry. The efforts directed to an end so praiseworthy contributed, at the same time, to improve their individual condition and the resources of the State. The two manifestoes above alluded to, in improving the condition of the troops, had the inevitable consequence of diminishing, to some extent, the number of active troops. On one hand, the annual levies were not raised; at least, if not in all the governments, in a large portion of the empire: and, on the other, the time of the after-service being reduced, has tended considerably to reduce the skeletons of the army. This falling off is particularly felt at this moment, when the soldiers who have entered the service in consequence of the levies of 1812, 1813, and 1814, have obtained unlimited leave. Under these circumstances, we judge it necessary

to establish the staff of the army upon a footing corresponding with the necessities of the State, and with the end of completing our army and our fleet to proceed actually by acception to a general levy throughout the whole extent of the empire. There will be this year a general levy of recruits in all the empire, with the exception of Georgia* and Bessarabia-namely, five recruits in one thousand male individuals; secondly, all the laws actually existing for the forwarding of recruits are maintained in their full vigour at the approaching levy; thirdly, there shall not be the least change in the regulations established for the enlistment of recruits among the Cossacks of Little Russia, and among the peasants belonging to the districts of the military colonies for the cavalry.

From the "Morning Herald."

Extract of a letter from Odessa, dated August 15 --"The Emperor Nicholas is expected here in the course of next month. He will remain some days, as he will go to inspect the building yards of Nicolaiew and Sebastopol, from which two ships of the

The Press has been puzzled at the word Grusia, and therefore left it a blank. Grusia is the Russian for Georgia.

This refers to a tax on the nobility of 33 roubles per head, for the equipment of the recruits.

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