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1753 Excerpt: ...of such a Counsel. This was the Cafe of Pi ero cle
Medici: For the Venetians apprehending that his going to Florence
would facilitate the King's Measures, which were different from
their own, rather counselling themselves than Picro, efficaciously
persuaded N 4 him A-D. him not to put himself in the King's
IslL)Power; who, they said, must without doubt think himself
injured by him; and to induce him the readier to comply with their
Advice, they offered to undertake his Cause, and reinstate him on
the first occasion that offered But for fear he should not follow
this Counsel, it was reported, they placed secret Guards to prevent
his leaving Venice, in case he stiould attempt it.. By this Time
the; two Parties in Florence were very much exasperated, and near
coming to an open Rupture: The King would not recede from any of
his last Demands, and'the Republic was resolved not to give the
immense Sums he required, nor part with the least of their
Privileges, by allowing him any fort of Jurisdiction. These
Difficulties, thought unfurmountable without the Force of Arms,
were at last composed by the Resolution of Piero Capponi, one of
the Citizens appointed to treat: He was a Man. of ' '."" great"
great Capacity, and very much esteemed A. D. in Florence, being of
an antient Family, u and descended from Parents who had been useful
to the Republic. One day at a Conference, together with the other
Deputies, on the Royal Secretary's reading the immoderate Articles
peremptority insisted on, Piero got up, and furiously snatching the
Paper from the Secretary, tore it in Pieces in the King's Presence;
adding, with an agitated Voice, since your Demands are so unjust,
you may found your Trumpets, and we will Ring our Bells, which he
intended as a Declaration of...
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