Auguste Blanqui 1830

Project for a Revolutionary Proclamation
(Call to Arms)

Source: Ecrits sur la révolution, presenté et annoté par A. Munster. Ed. Galilee, Paris 1977.
Translated: for by Mitch Abidor.
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Art 1 – All citizens from 16 to 50 years of age are called upon for the defense of the fatherland and of freedom.

Art 2 – Men between 16–30 years of age, armed or unarmed, are to report to the Place de l’Hotel de Ville in order to be organized in battalions.

Art 3 – Men between 30–50 shall remain in their neighborhoods in order to prepare resistance there.

Art 4 – Barricades shall be constructed every 50 meters on all streets. The stones should be removed and on the principal streets the stones should be taken to the upper floors in order to be thrown at the troops of Charles X.

Art 5 – Former military men, officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers are called to the Hotel de Ville in order to form the cadres of the popular battalions.

Art 6 – Commissions will be established for: 1 – provisioning, 2 – armament, 3 – supplying of ammunition. Citizens capable of fulfilling these functions are asked to present themselves to the Hotel de Ville.

Art 7 – Armorers shall deliver firearms, powder and bullets found in their stores to the people. The state will reimburse them for the price of these objects with a 25% bonus for the risks involved.


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