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

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to authorise payments in Russian or Swedish
paper notes, except at the rate of exchange of:
these notes. The Diet laid down, at the same
time, necessary regulations for the introduction
of the new money into the public accounts, as
well as into private transactions. It further
recommended the founding of a national bank;
with the guaranty of the Estates.

(5) The Emperor returned to Borgo for the
closing- of the Diet, which took place on the
6-18tli July of the same year. The following is
the speech made by him on this occasion :—
French Original.

" En réunissant les États
de la Finlande en une Diète
générale j’ai voulu connaître
les désirs et les sentiments de
la nation sur ses véritables
intérêts.

" J’appelai votre attention
sur les objets les plus
im-portans à votre prospérité.
Me reposant entièrement sur
la loyauté de votre caractère,
fort d’ailleurs de la pureté de
mes intentions, j’ai laissé à
vos délibérations une parfaite
liberté.

English Translation.

" In assembling the Estates
of Finland in a General Diet,
I desired to ascertain the
wishes and sentiments of the
nation touching its true
interests.

" I have called your
attention to the most important
objects to secure your prosperity.
Trusting wholly to the loyalty
of your character, strong,
moreover, in the purity of my
intentions, I have allowed
you perfect liberty in your
deliberations.

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