LIFB 0., G.l!JIBJ.LDI.
At Bologna the dissatisfaction was excessive, and a manifestation was
even ILttempted, but G&ribaldi's personal (riends wisely prevented it, as
it would have given a triumph to the Absolutist party. The Tnaoan
eompelled to accept his resignation, determined on giviDg a
!reM ,...,r oC iiB etteem, aDd the Xrw.ittwe To1cano publiahed the
"The government of Tuseany, acquiescing with regret in the progress
of the comm&Dd of the eleventh division of the Italian army
" Decrees unanimously
" Tlile resignation he has demanded is accepted from Guiseppe Gari
baldi, who has deeerved so well of his country by the sacrifices he baa
made, and for the services he has hitherto rendered in a manner de
serving of praise and gratitude. He is allowed to retain his honorary
rank a.nd wear the uniform and iDaignia.
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AftE,r a short stay at Nice, GanDaldi proceeded to Genoa, whence he
purpo1sed ailing to Capraja, for the purpose of cultivating his estates once
more. He wu dissuaded from this, howeTer, and took up his residence
in city. As, however, it was the interestofItaly alone which induced
Garibludi to pn up his OODUIWld,leet he might seem to approve a policy
to the independence or Italy, 10 it1rM apin the welf&re of hia
country which caused the celebrated general to publiah in the
the following proclamation:-
•• To :u:Y CoK1lJ.DES oF CBln'liJ.L ITJ.LY.
" not my momentary retirement check in you the ardour for the
holy cause we defend. In retiring from among yoa., I love you u the
repreeentatives of a sublime idea, the idea of Italian deliverance. I
leave you IOlTOwful and affected ; but I am oon.soled by the certainty of
mpel£ again among you to help you in completing tho task
in so brilliant a manner.
" For you, aa for myself, the greatest of misfortunes would be not to bo
pretent when Italy 1I"U being fought for. Young men, who have sworn
to her cauac, and to the chief who will lend yon to victory-do not lay
down your arms, but stand to your posts, continue your exercise, per·
se¥ere in soldierly discipline.