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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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HISTORICAL SUMMARY.

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delivered into the custody of the Marshal of the
House of Nobles ; after which a herald of noble
birth stood before the throne and proclaimed :
" Yive Alexandre I., Empereur de toutes les
Russies et Grand-duc de Finlande ! "

The ceremony concluded by a speech of the
Emperor, in the French language, bearing
witness to the sentiments with which he had
received the homage and oath of the country’s
representatives, and testifying that it was an
act of union that had just been effected.

(4) The Emperor and Grand Duke submitted
to the Diet propositions on the four following
questions :

I. The organisation of the Government of
the land, or the institution of a State
Council ;

II. Taxes and Finance ;

III. Military Organization ;

IV. Monetary System.

The resolutions and views of the Borgo Diet,
concerning these important questions, have
exercised a [great and salutary influence on the

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