Engels in Neue Rheinische Zeitung January 1849

The Last Volunteer Insurgents

Source: MECW Volume 8, p. 242;
Written: by Engels on January 8, 1849;
First published: in Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 195, January 14, 1849.

Berne, January 8. The second instance of the Court of Appeal here has sentenced Herr J. Ph. Becker and Herr H. Hattemer in Biel, the first to one year, the second to six months’ exile from the canton, for founding the military association “Hilf Dir”.[232] The other accused were acquitted. This brings to an end the famous story of the much-talked-of third volunteer insurgents’ campaign, and the Central Authority can now once more devote its entire valuable time to the question of the German monarch and the German fleet. God bless their sour efforts for the well-being of the “whole fatherland”.