When a Cobbler Ruled the King

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Macmillan, 1911 - 352 pages
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Page 322 - ... Prussia and Spain, but England and Austria continued the war. The Day of the Sections (October 5, 1795).— It was now apparent that the union in one legislative house of all the orders in the States-General was a mistake. It was, therefore, decided to have a Council of Five Hundred to propose laws, and a Council of the Ancients — composed of two hundred and fifty members over forty years of age — to pass or reject them. The executive power was to be lodged in a * The Dutch ships, becoming...
Page 272 - His mother had recently died, family affairs were pressing, and in spite of his real affection for the boy, he felt that he had done his duty and that the time had come for his removal.

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