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It is worthy of remark that this condescending manifesto was

issued on the 12th inst., after the Emperor had received a de- spatch from General Menabrea, dated 7th inst., in which the Italian Premier says, "we expect the French Government will now dis- continue its intervention, which we consider unnecessary," declares that Italy will protect the Papacy, and adds, "if Italy is to be an element of order and progress, it is necessary that the cause which keeps her in a permanent state of agitation should be removed." If this is the real policy of the King's Government, he still demands the secular sovereignty of Rome, which Napoleon still decidedly refuses, and till that dispute is compromised conferences are absurd.