Petition of senators Peter I on the adoption of the title of emperor

TAKING OF THE SENATORS TO KING PETRA I ABOUT THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE TITLE OF THE FATHER, THE IMPERATOR OF ALL-RUSSIA, PETER THE GREAT

October 22, 1721

Most gracious sovereign!

In the same way, the works of Your Majesty in the work of our country and of the subject of your All-Russian people are known to the whole world for the sake of it, although we know that in. at. [Your Majesty], as the autocrat, all belongs, however, to the testimony and sign of our true recognition that all your people are nothing but your united vigilant trusteeship and works about it, and with the detriment of your best health, to such a degree of well-being and there is glory in the light produced, we thought, with the butt of the ancients, especially of the Roman and Greek peoples, boldness to perceive, on the day of the celebration and the announcement of these prisoners. at. through the works of all Russia, only the glorious and prosperous world, after reading the treatise thereof in the church, according to our most grateful thanksgiving for issuing this world, bring your petition to you publicly, in order to deign to accept from us, like from faithful citizens, thanks to the title , Emperor of All-Russia, Peter the Great), as usual from the Roman Senate for the noble deeds of the emperors, such titles were publicly presented to them as a gift and signed on statues for remembrance in perpetual birth.

The Holy Synod agrees with us.

And we only expect this from c. at. merciful to us non-objection.

Alexander Menshikov
Chancellor Count Golovkin
K. Grigorey Dolgorukoy
Prince Dmitry Cantemir
Baron Peter Shafirov
Admiral Count Apraksin
Prince Dmitry Golitsyn
Peter Tolstoy
Andrey Matveyev

Sources
  1. Russian legislation X - XX centuries. M., 1986. T. IV. Pp. 179.
  2. Announcement image: irakly.info
  3. Image lead: taynikrus.ru

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