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Causes of the Insurrection -- War with Prussia -- Fall of the Empire -- Clause in the Treaty of Brussels, leaving the National Guard in Arms -- Letter of Prince Napoleon to Jules Favre -- Mistake made by Jules Favre in Signing the Treaty -- Fears entertained regarding the Return of the Soldiers -- Weakness shown by the Government -- Council of Ministers held at Versailles -- Meeting of National Guards at Montmartre -- Election of Members for the Central Committee -- A Prefect of Police appointed by the Government -- Protest of the National Guards -- They Insist upon their Right to Elect Municipal Officers -- They Protest against the Introduction of Regular Troops into the City -- Organization of the National Guard -- Necessity for its Dissolution -- Refusal of the Guards to deliver up their Guns -- The Government proposes to Stop their Pay -- Prussian Sentry killed by a National Guard -- Arrest of the latter -- Arrest of two Germans by the Malcontents -- Their Trial and Condemnation by the Central Committee -- Their Release -- Conditions of their Release unfulfilled by the Prussians -- Proclamation of M. Thiers -- Proclamation to the National Guards -- Determination of the Government to subdue the Insurrection -- Attempt made to secure the Guns in the Place des Vosges -- They are removed to Belleville -- Erection of Barricades -- Occupation of Montmartre by the Troops -- Mismanagement shown -- Hostile Attitude assumed by the National Guard -- They oppose the removal of the Guns -- Refusal of the Soldiers
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Publication information: Book title: The Rise and Fall of the Paris Commune in 1871:With a Full Account of the Bombardment, Capture, and Burning of the City. Contributors: W. Pembroke Fetridge - Author. Publisher: Harper & Brothers. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1871. Page number: v.