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Nation-State Formation in Belarus in 1918-1920s

Belarus in wartime

Situation in the regions occupied by Napoleon's troops


Administrative organization of Belarusian lands and the activities of Napoleon's administration

Napoleon's order of 1 July 1812 decreeing the establishment of the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. 
Photocopy. Printed document. Translation from Polish into Belarusian. Chasovaia minskaia hazeta. 1812 god. Minsk, 2008. P. 25-27.
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D. Hogendorp (1762-1822) – lieutenant general, aide-de-camp to Napoleon, from 8 July 1812 governor of Vilna, in September chairman of the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Portrait by Sureau, 1813-1814. Photoreproduction.
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/
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Stanislaw Soltan (1756-1836) – participant in the 1794 uprising for the resurrection of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, in August and from September 1812 chairman of the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Portrait by unknown artist, [before 1836]. Photoreproduction. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/
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I. Sierakowski (1765-1831) – political figure in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Slavonic specialist, diplomat, in 1812 chairman and member of the Provisional Government of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Painting by unknown German artist. Photoreproduction. Otechestvennaia voina i Russkoe obshchestvo 1812-1912. Moscow, 1911. http://www.1812.ru/
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A. Sapiega (1773-1812) – writer, geologist, member of scholarly society, chamberlain in Napoleon's retinue, in 1812 member of the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Portrait by unknown artist. Photoreproduction. http://pl.wikipedia.org/
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K. Prozor (1759-1841) – one of organizers of the 1794 uprising for the resurrection of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, in 1812 member of the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Portrait by unknown artist, [18th-19th cc.]. Photoreproduction. http://be.wikipedia.org/wiki/
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A. Potocki (1756-1812) – minister in the Duchy of Warsaw, senator, in 1812 member of the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Portrait by Kokular, [the 1830s]. Photoreproduction. http://pl.wikipedia.org/
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J. Sniadecki (1756-1830) – rector at the academy of Vilna, in 1812 member of the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Portrait by Rustem, 1823. Photoreproduction. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/
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S. Grabovski (1767-1847) – general, active participant in the 1794 uprising for the resurrection of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, from August 1812 chairman of the military committee at the Provisional Government of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Portrait. Photoreproduction. http://pl.rodovid.org/
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I. Kossakovski (1757-1829) – writer and public figure, school director in Grodno and Vilna provinces, honoured member of the Vilna university, active participant in the 1794 uprising for the resurrection of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, in 1812 general secretary of the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Portrait, [after 1780]. Photoreproduction. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/
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L.P.E. Bignon (1771-1841) – French diplomat, secret agent, historian, from December 1810 French resident in the Duchy of Warsaw, led the preparation of war against Russia, in 1812 French commissioner at the Provisional Government of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Portrait by unknown artist. Photoreproduction. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Pierre_Edouard_Bignon
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M. Grabovski (1773-1812) – brigadier general, the son of King Stanislaw August Poniatowski, in 1812 was appointed by Napoleon the governor of Mogilev.
Portrait. Photoreproduction. http://pl.rodovid.org/wk/
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Order by the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania of 15 July 1812 to all administrations, district heads and villagers on measures to maintain order.
Photocopy. Printed document. Translation from Polish into Belarusian. Chasovaia minskaia hazeta. 1812 god. Minsk, 2008. P. 27-28.
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Reports regarding the establishment of the Provisional Government Commission of Minsk Province and district commissions, assignment of commissaries to the army corps to extend forage supplies and other services, organization of the post, magazines and military hospitals, and measures to collect voluntary donations and stop plunders. 
13-16 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Translation from Polish into Belarusian. Chasovaia minskaia hazeta. 1812 god. Minsk, 2008. P. 10-11.
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Resolution by the Provisional Government Commission of Minsk Province on making an instruction for work at district commissions.
15 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 199-200.
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Instruction by the governor of Minsk Bronikovsky for establishing the people's guard in Minsk province.
16 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 202-203.
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Resolution by the treasury of the Provisional Government of Minsk Province on establishing the exchange rate of money used in the region. 
17 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 203-204.
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Instructions from the chief police of Minsk to the Borisov district commission on measures against peasant disorders.
17-18 (29-30 N.S.) July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Otechestvennaia voina 1812 g. Sb. dok. i materialov. Leningrad, Moscow, 1941. P. 109.
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"Tymczasowa gazeta Minska" (temporary Minsk newspaper) – the press organ of Minsk, which posted the official directives of the new administration, materials on political, public and daily life and military events, was printed in the Polish language, 25 issues came out from 18 July 1812 (excerpt from the 1st page, 2nd issue of 22 July 1812).
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Chasovaia minskaia hazeta. 1812 god. Minsk, 2008. P. 2.
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Act of the Confederation of Minsk province on joining the Confederation of Warsaw established on 28 June 1812.
19 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 208.
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Napoleon's order for trial of the military and civilians for marauding and plundering.
20 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 208.
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Instruction on the collection of provisions for the French army.
21 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 212-214.
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Resolution by the treasury of the Provisional Government of Minsk Province for the district commission of Borisov on the collection of all previously introduced taxes and arrears from the district residents.
23 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 217-218.
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Letter from Napoleon's chief of staff A. Berthier to the Viceroy of Italy, General Eugene de Beauharnais about Napoleon's organization of the administration of Vitebsk province.
Vitebsk. 26 July (7 August N.S.) 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Otechestvennaia voina 1812 g. Sb. dok. i materialov. Leningrad, Moscow, 1941. P. 55-56.
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Regulations for local assemblies on the election of deputies.
29 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 236-237.
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Instruction on administrative organization in the districts of Minsk department.
Late July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 241-244.
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Proclamation by the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania calling on peasants to supply recruits.
1 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 245.
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Letter by the intendant Terry thanking the administrative commission of Borisov subprefecture for efforts in fulfilling the commissariat's requirements.
29 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. French. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 493-494.
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Resolution by the general governor of Minsk, Bronikovski on procedures to handle the complaints about pillagers.
1 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 249.
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Instruction from the chief police of Minsk department to the subprefect of Borisov district on gathering the bodies of fallen animals.
6 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 269.
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Instruction from the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to the administration of Minsk department with regulations for the formation of military units.
12 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 286.
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Announcement by the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania demanding peasants to obey their lords (excerpt).
Before 5 August (17 August N.S.) 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Otechestvennaia voina 1812 g. Sb. dok. i materialov. Leningrad, Moscow, 1941. P. 110.
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Resolution by the Lithuanian Provisional Governing Commission on introduction of rules for organization of municipalities and their functions in the departments of Vilna, Grodno, Minsk and Bialystok.
17 August 1812.
Manuscript. Polish.
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Report by the marshal of the nobility of Mogilev district (excerpt on the administrative organization in the territory occupied by Napoleon's troops).
1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Pamiats. Kruglianski Raion. Minsk, 1996. P. 128.
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Reminiscences of the marshal of Mogilev nobility about the requisitions by Napoleon's army and peasant movement in the province (excerpt on the administrative arrangements in Mogilev province under Napoleon's occupation).
1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Istoriia Belarusi v dokumentakh i materialakh. Minsk, 2000. P. 146-147.
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Memoirs of the Intendant of Vitebsk province Marquis A. Pastoret (excerpts on Napoleon's administrative arrangements in Vitebsk province in August 1812).
Photocopy. Printed document. Polotsko-Vitebskaia starina. Vyp. III. Vitebsk, 1916. P. 186-187, 188-189.
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Resolution by the Lithuanian Provisional Governing Commission directing the lower authorities on additional measures to maintain order and security and to organize economic activity in the French-controlled territory.
Summer 1812.
Copy. Manuscript. Polish.
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Instruction from the police committee of Minsk department to the subprefecture of Borisov on recruitment of soldiers into cavalry units from Borisov district.
23 September 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 412-413.
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Register on the number of provisions and forages issued to soldiers.
October 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 474-475.
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Instruction from the administrative commission of Grodno department to the municipality of Grodno to appoint a Christian paymaster for collecting taxes and other dues from the Jewish population of Grodno.
2 October 1812.
Manuscript. Polish.
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Instruction from the Lithuanian Provisional Governing Commission to the administration of Vilna department regarding the organization, functions and procedures for the circuit police courts in Lithuanian towns.
20 October 1812.
Manuscript. Polish.
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Report by the municipal council of Grodno to the administrative commission of Grodno department regarding the division of Grodno into three districts, the creation of the municipal police and municipal council divisions for maintaining order in the town, and the appointment of officials.
21 October 1812.
Manuscript. Polish.
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Extract from minutes of meeting of the administrative commission of Grodno department submitted to the chief of provisions and magazines at the Lithuanian Provisional Government regarding the report on the number of military hospitals in Grodno department and the evacuation of Grodno hospital in case of Russian advance.
22 October 1812.
Manuscript. Polish.
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Extract from minutes of meeting of the administrative commission of Grodno department  submitted to the committee of internal affairs at the Lithuanian Provisional Government about the formation of national guards and local militia after the termination of hostilities.
22 October 1812.
Manuscript. Polish.
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Petition from the 2nd administrative commission of Grodno department to the director of property for authorizing the purchase of the state forests in Brest district and the distribution of citizens' duties in supply of timber to procure the troops stationed in the district with firewood. 
16 December 1812.
Manuscript. Polish.
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Extract from minutes of meeting of the administrative commission of Grodno department to the subprefect of Grodno about the supply of horses for the formation of the gendarme cavalry in the town of Grodno.
16 December 1812.
Manuscript. Polish.
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Extract from minutes of meeting of the administrative commission of Grodno department about the organization by the subprefects of Grodno and Volkovysk of food and forage supplies for the troops moving on the Lunnensk and Volpensk roads in Grodno department. 
16 December 1812.
Manuscript. Polish.
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Relationship of the population with the local administration and Napoleon's army

F. Lazarevsky's report dated 2 (14) July 1812 on the French quartermasters' requisitions of foods and forages at Krupki under the threat of the town's destruction.
Photocopy. Printed document. Pamiats. Krupski raion. Minsk, 1999. P. 77.
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Announcement by the chief police of the Borisov district commission urging the inhabitants to immediately inform of the disorders and disobedience among the peasants.
17 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 204-205.
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Instruction by the chief police of the Borisov district commission to dispatch the commission's member and subcommissar escorted by the army guard to investigate the peasant unrest in the village of Kuzevichi of landlord Yankovsky.
18 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 206.
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Report informing that a resident of Mozyr district handed over to Napoleon's troops a lot of oxen and vodka designated for the retreating Russian army.
Photocopy. Printed document. Translation from Polish into Belarusian. Chasovaia minskaia hazeta. 1812 god. Minsk, 2008. P. 30.
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Petition from the steward on Zembin estate of landlord Khelkhovsky stating that the French seized the provisions and forage transported to the magazine in Borisov without giving a prescribed receipt.
26 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 206-207.
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Report from the subcommissar Plevako to the district commission of Borisov on the devastation of the estate of Smolevichi by the French troops.
31 July 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 239.
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Data on recruit and cart duties, the requisitions of food by Napoleon's administration and army, and peasants' actions against landlords. 
July-August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Pamiats. Barysauski raion. Minsk, 1997. P. 64–66.
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Letter from the General Barbanegr to the Borisov administrative commission describing the measures to restore order and peace in Borisov district.
Borisov. 2 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. French. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 494-495.
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Report from the subcommissar Vankovich to the Borisov district commission on the oppressions suffered by the townsfolk of Dokshytsy from the military commandant Fontan.
3 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 255.
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Complaint from the nobility of Emelyanov farmstead to the Minsk district commission about the oppressions they experienced from the commissar Plevako.
4 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 258.
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Instruction from the commissar of Borisov district, Slizen to the subcommissar of Gaina directing the inhabitants to immediately supply provisions by order of General Barbanegr and under the threat of military execution.
11 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 281.
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Report from the subcommissar of Zembin, Serzhputsky to the Borisov district commission regarding the arrest of seven Italian marauders.
11 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 284.
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Letter from the intendant Terry to the subprefecture of Borisov with reproaches for slowness in supply of flour and dry bread despite the continuous reminders.
Lepel. 14 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. French. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 495-496.
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Report from the subcommissar of Logoisk to the subprefecture of Borisov on the nonfulfillment of his instructions by the inhabitants.
25 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 317.
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Instruction from the Provisional Government Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to the administration of Minsk department to search and punish the deserters from the newly formed units.
27 August 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 325.
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Memoirs of the Intendant of Vitebsk province Marquis A. Pastoret (excerpts on the difficulties of the administration in Vitebsk province).
August-October 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polotsko-Vitebskaia starina. Vyp. III. Vitebsk, 1916. P. 190-192.
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Complaint from the steward on the estates of Prince Michail Radziwill, Brzhozovsky to the subprefecture of Borisov about the pillaging of the village of Nemonitsa.
1 September 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 342.
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The marauders.
Lithograph by Baumeister after the drawing by Faber du Faur. Photoreproduction. Otechestvennaia voina 1812 g. Sb. dok. i materialov. Leningrad, Moscow, 1941.
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Instruction from the police committee of Minsk department to the subprefecture of Borisov for searching and punishing the pillagers and Cossacks.
3 September 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 353.
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Report from the subcommissar of Berezino to the subprefecture of Borisov regarding the peasant disturbances.
4 October1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 426-427.
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Note by the marshal of the nobility of Mogilev (excerpt on the requisitions by Napoleon's army and the peasant movement in the province).
1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Istoriia Belarusi v dokumentakh i materialakh. Minsk, 2000. P. 147.
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Reminiscences of Puibusque (excerpt on the support given by Napoleon's troops to landlords in exchange for provisions and forage).
Photocopy. Printed document. Otechestvennaia voina 1812 g. Sb. dok. i materialov. Leningrad, Moscow, 1941. P. 111.
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Memoirs of General A. Dedem (excerpt on the suppression of peasant disturbances in the occupied territories and the causes of Napoleon's refusal to abolish the serfdom).
Photocopy. Printed document. Otechestvennaia voina 1812 g. Sb. dok. i materialov. Leningrad, Moscow, 1941. P. 111.
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Memoirs of the Intendant of Vitebsk province Marquis A. Pastoret (excerpts with an assessment of the population's attitude to Napoleon and the local administration during Napoleon's withdrawal from Vitebsk).
Photocopy. Printed document. Polotsko-Vitebskaia starina. Vyp. III. Vitebsk, 1916. P. 187.
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Letter from Colonel de Bearn to the subprefecture of Borisov requesting for 150 men to dig fortifications at Borisov.
9 October 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. French. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 502-503.
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Report by the marshal of the nobility of Babinovichi district (excerpts on Napoleon's presence in Rasasny and the population's attitude to Napoleon's army).
5 (17) October 1836.
Photocopy. Printed document. Pamiats. Dubrovenski raion. Minsk, 1997. P. 167-170.
(BGAMLI, library, ¹ 23971)
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Letter from Platz-Commendant Odakhovsky to the subprefecture of Borisov concerning the arrest of Vankovich, who without permission departed for Borisov.  
Dokshytsy. 19 October 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. French. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 503.
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Instruction from the intendant of Minsk department to the subprefect of Borisov district to summon the appointed officials to their duty stations.
31 October 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 471.
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Report from a district resident to the subprefect of Borisov district on the refusal of Belikovich to perform the duties of an adviser to the subprefecture.
31 October 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 472
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Report from the subcommissar of the magazine at Smolevichi to the subprefecture of Borisov district on the escape from Smolevichi of serfs and Jews who received flour for baking bread.
October 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Polish. Akty Vilenskoi arkheograficheskoi komissii. ̉. XXXVII. Vilna, 1912. P. 474.
(NIAB, library, ¹ 17474)
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Reminiscences of the lieutenant of the 2nd Jaeger Regiment A.I. Antonovsky who fought in Vitebsk province (excerpt on how the local gentry handed over to the French military authorities the Spanish and Dutch soldiers who went over to the Russians).
Photocopy. Printed document. Otechestvennaia voina 1812 g. Sb. dok. i materialov. Leningrad, Moscow, 1941. P. 41.
(BGAMLI, library, ¹ 3002)
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Reminiscences of the Intendant of Vitebsk province Marquis A. Pastoret (excerpts with an assessment of the population's attitude to Napoleon and the local administration during the Napoleonic army's withdrawal from Vitebsk).
Photocopy. Printed document. Polotsko-Vitebskaia starina. Vyp. III. Vitebsk, 1916. P. 206-207, 211-212.
(NIAB, library, ¹ 16597)
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Acts, documents, and materials for the political and daily history of 1812 (excerpt on Napoleon's conversation with Princess Lubomirskaya, who asked him for protection against plundering).
November 1812.
Photocopy. Printed document. Pamiats. Dubrovenski raion. Minsk, 1997. P. 167.
(BGAMLI, library, ¹ 23971)
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