Historical Epochs of the French Revolution eBook

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towards the emigrants, against whom the
                  republic had sworn eternal war till death. 
                  New successes of the republicans in Italy. 
                  The Austrians continue to obtain advantages over
                  Pichegru and Jourdan. 
                  Gronville, envoy from the republic to Copenhagen,
                  is threatened with recall if his Danish Majesty
                  does not acknowledge the French republic. 
                  Cambon, to exculpate himself from charges of
                  misconduct, publishes an account, setting forth,
                  that during forty-four months of his administration
                  there were issued only 11,578,056,623 livres in
                  assignats, and in the ten months and a half after
                  him there were issued 17,852,226,000 livres in
                  assignats.

Judgment and Execution of

LOUIS XVI.  KING OF FRANCE;

WITH A LIST OF THE

Members the National Convention,

Who voted for and against his Death.

AND

THE NAMES OF MANY OF THE MOST CONSIDERABLE SUFFERERS
IN THE COURSE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION,
DISTINGUISHED ACCORDING TO THEIR PRINCIPLES.

THE THIRD EDITION.

BY H. GOUDEMETZ,
A French Clergyman, Emigrant in England.

TO THE TRULY HUMANE AND BENEVOLENT, WHOSE LIBERALITY THE AFFLICTED STRANGER HAS SO LARGELY EXPERIENCED, THIS LITTLE PUBLICATION, HONOURED WITH THEIR PATRONAGE AND PROMOTED BY THEIR MUNIFICENCE, is, IN TESTIMONY OF THE GRATITUDE WITH WHICH HIS HEART OVERFLOWS, MOST THANKFULLY AND RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY THEIR EVERLASTINGLY OBLIGED AND DEVOTED HUMBLE SERVANT,

H. GOUDEMETZ,

******

JUDGMENT

AGAINST

LOUIS XVI.

IN the National, Convention of France, [Footnote:  N.B.  In this Convention, 76 were ex-nobles; between 50 and 60 ex-priests; the rest consisted of lawyers, merchants, husbandmen, and a great number of artisans, men who had no property, but what they acquired by spoil from the rich.] on the 17th, 18th, and 19th days of January, 1793, the three following questions were successively put to the vote.

QUESTION THE FIRST.

Is LOUIS guilty or not?

Of the 745 members of the Convention, 20 were absent, 5 sick, 27 gave modified opinions, 693 voted in the affirmative.

President “I declare in the name of the National Convention LOUIS “CAPET to be found guilty of a conspiracy against the liberty of the “nation, and of an attempt to disturb the public security.”

QUESTION THE SECOND.

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