EVERYTHING FOR AND BY THE PEOPLE
« For the Honour of France, for the sacred interests of Humanity »
(Napoleon the Great, 17th of Ventôse Year VIII / Saturday 8th of March 1800)
FIRST ARTICLE. – The French people name, and the Senate proclaims, Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul for Life.
ART. 2. – A statue of Peace, holding in one hand the laurels of Victory, and in the other the decree of the Senate, will attest to posterity the recognition of the Nation.
ART. 3. – The Senate will bear to the First Consul the expression of the trust, of the love and of the admiration of the French people.