EVERYTHING FOR AND BY THE PEOPLE
« For the Honour of France, for the sacred interests of Humanity »
(Napoleon the Great, 17 nivôse Year VIII / Saturday 8th of March 1800)
In Le Moniteur at the beginning of 1855 –
« Paris, 31st of December 1854
REPORT TO THE EMPEROR [His Imperial Majesty, Napoleon III, emperor of the French]
To encourage and to honour those who dedicate themselves to reducing the suffering of the less fortunate is also a means to help the poor. The hospice commissions and welfare offices count a great number of these good people whose unassuming but untiring devotion is almost unknown, except to the poor and to God. Your Majesty wishes, by decorating the two longest-serving of these noble servants of public charity, to give to all a resounding acknowledgement of the thanks of the Emperor and of the country. I have therefore, on your orders, inscribed their names in a special decree. Both have been members of the welfare administrations since 1804, and fifty years of constant and unpaid service have neither cooled their zeal nor exhausted their devotion.
I am, with the deepest respect,
Your Majesty’s most humble, most obedient and faithful subject,
The Minister Secretary of State of the Interior,
At the close of 2018, and on the outset of 2019, the Bonapartist Movement relaunches and reaffirms our fight to hold out a helping hand to those in need. We invite all of our own to seize this opportunity to make heard and to pass on our message, to share the articles and open letters hereafter enclosed, and to help, each of us, our neighbour, for the Honour of your country, and for the sacred interests of Humanity.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, AND LONG LIVE THE EMPEROR !
TO MAYORS AND TO HUMANITARIAN ASSOCIATIONS,
2nd of August 2018.