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DESMOULINS Camille (1760-1794) journaliste et orateur révolutionnaire, conventionnel (Paris), ardent
Montagnard, guillotined with Danton
L.A.S. "your son Desmoulins", December 4, 1789, to HIS FATHER M. DESMOULINS, Lieutenant General in Guise; on 1 page in-4, address with red wax stamp on his number.
Precious and rare letter to his father on his beginnings as editor of the Paris Revolutions.
"My dearest father, I have sent you the n° 1 of my newspaper. Didn't you receive it? I beg you to accuse me of receiving it. I am sending you two leaflets.
If it is possible, because no one is prophet in his country, send me subscriptions.
[Strikethrough sentence: I already count two princes of blood among my subscribers.] Here I am a journalist and determined to make ample use of the freedom of the press. We found my first perfect issue. But will I stand by that tone?"... In the postscript, he asks: "Did you guess I'd be a Roman, when you baptized me, Lucius, Simplicius, Camillus? And prophecy?".
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