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Count Cavour, prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, assures Switzerland over the transfer of Nice to France

Count Cavour Camillo, detail
04/06/1860
Count Cavour, the Prime Minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, assured the Swiss Government that the planned transfer of Nice from Italy to France would not take place before the population there had been able to express its own wishes in a plebiscite.  The Swiss were not happy with the transfer since it disrupted long existing trade patterns and preferences.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Sarah Wambaugh, James Brown Scott,  A Monograph on Plebiscites: with a collection of official documents (New York: Oxford University Press, 1920), 578. 

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