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signs of deep emotion were still visible. On the next day the funeral
prooeuion reached Ravenna, accompanied with forty young men dreued
in mouming, and the civic band of San Alberto : they had walked ten
miles . The inhabitants of Ravenna joined the procession. The body of
the bt!loved Annita was thence carried by slow stages to Nice."
At Cremona Garibaldi instituted his bold plan of the subscription for
a million muskets, putting down his own name first for £'200. The
was well received, for Garibaldi's design was seen through.
The independance of Italy must be seeured, if he had a million resolute
men t,o back him. The number of her volunteers had by this time risen
to · l8,000, and rumours were being spread of an intended invasion of the
kingdom of the two Sicilies.
Garibaldi's progress to Tnrin was most triumphant, and it only de
pended on himself to become the dictator of Italy, as, indeed, the
suggented. On the evening of his arrival, he had an interview with
Victo1• Emanuel, which lasted till midnight, hut the secret has been well
kept, 11B to the subject discussed. It is probable, however, that the king
did all in his power to persuade G.aribaldi from any aggressive mo'l"'emcnt,
to which the general would not consent. On the contrary, the Sar
dinian& themselves were beginning to grow very impatient, for it was
suspected that the king obeyed foreign influences, and Italy is weary of
Great was the agitation, therefore, when it was suddenly
announced soon after that General Garibaldi had in his resignation
as GeiLeral of the Army of Central Italy, and that Victor Emanuel had
it. The proclamation our hero issued on the occasion was
couchE•d in the following terms.
" To THE ITALIANs.
" Ae1 underhand intrigues continually check the liberty of aetion
inherent in the rank I hold in the. army of Centro.l Italy, and which I
employed to try and attain that object which every good Italian proposes
to himself, I am leaving the military service for the present.
" On the day that Victor Emanuel once again summons his soldiers
&rmiB for the redemption of the country, I shall be again by the side
of my brave companions. Tlte aracl crafty poliC!J which for a
moment troubles tho majestic progress of our affairs, persuade us
that it is our duty to assemble around the brave and lego.l soldier of
indepe11dence, who is incapable of recoiling from his sublime and gencroua
path, and that we should prepare, at present more than ever, gold and
iron to receive those who would gladly plunge us again in the horron of
the past. " JosBPH GJ.lUBJ.LDI.
" l8t,\ Nov., 1859."u. izedbyGooglc