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Attachment of Amsterdam to the cause of liberty. The patriots discharged from their employments in 1787. Emigrations from Holland. The majority of the Dutch nation averse to the war with France. Measures to suppress popular meetings. An inundation of the country proposed. The citizens of Amsterdam remonstrate against that design. Imprisonment of the patriots. The stadtholderian party struck with consternation at the progress of the French. Entrance of General Pichegru into Amsterdam. Proclamations from the revolutionary committee of Amsterdam, and from the representatives of the French people. The regents of Amsterdam displaced. Provisional representatives of Holland. P. Paulus chosen president. Declaration of the rights of man.
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Conduct of the provisional representatives of Amsterdam. Inquiries respecting the solvency of the bank. Official report on the subject. Deficiency of cash. Nature of bank credits and receipts. Indignation against the members of the old government. Violent measures strongly recommended. Wise proclamation of the representatives of Amsterdam. Its beneficial effects. Abolition of the stadtholderate. Expressions of public joy at Amsterdam on that occasion. The French representatives and generals occupied comparatively but little attention during these revolutionary movements. Character of General Pichegru in Holland. The inhabitants of the United Provinces required to deliver up their plate for the use of the nation. This ordinance chearfully complied with through
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