Switzerland protest the pending French annexation of Savoy
The Swiss government made an official protest to France concerning their planned annexation of Savoy, an area with historic trading ties to Geneva. The protest went unanswered and on March 24, 1860 the official treaty of annexation was signed and the French flag was raised in Savoy's capital town of Chambéry the same day. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 408.