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GARIBALDI AND THE HERZEGOVINIANS.

Garibaldi has written the following letter to the Herzegovina insurgents : " Caprera, 6th October.— To my brother of the Herzegovina and to the oppressed of Eastern Europe.— The Turk must go away to Broussa. He descended like a wolf, passing the Bosphorous, devastating, murdering, and violating those populations who gave us the Pelasgi, who were, perhaps, the first civilisers of Europe* He must no longer tread upon that part of the world kept by him in misery. At Broussa, with his vices, depredations, and cruelties, he will find enough people of Asia Minor to torment and plunge into desolation. Rise, then, heroic sons of Monten3gro, Herzegovina, Bosnia, Servia Therapia, Macedonia, Greece, Epirus Albina, Bulgaria and Roumani ! All of you have a most splendid history. Amon? you were born Leonidas, Achilles, Alexander, Scanderbeg and Spartacus, And to-day even, among your robust populations, you may still find a Spartaeua and aLeondias. Do not trust to diplomacy That old woman without a. heart certalnlv deceives you. But with you are all the men of heart throughout the world. Enerland herself, till _ to-day favourable to the Turks, has manifested to you by means of the oblus and sympathy o f one of her great men that she ought to prefer the alliance and gratitude of a confederation or tree peoples to the decrepit confederation of the empire of the Crescent. Then to Broussa with the Turk! Only thus can you make yourself independent and free. On this side of the-B asF huroua the. nerce Ottoman will always be under the stimulant of eternal war, and you will never obtain the sacred rights of man.-.

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GARIBALDI AND THE HERZEGOVINIANS., Grey River Argus, Volume XXI, Issue 2307, 31 December 1875

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GARIBALDI AND THE HERZEGOVINIANS. Grey River Argus, Volume XXI, Issue 2307, 31 December 1875

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