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In Paris, the French Loan called to fund with Austria is massively over-subscribed

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, circa 1850, detail
05/17/1859

The French Government, in anticipation of war with Austria, had called for a public loan of 500,000 francs and opened subsciptions on May 7, 1859.  War excitement in Paris, however, saw more than 525,000 individuals subscribe 2,307,000 francs in ten days and the loan was closed on this day.  (By John Osborne) 

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