DANTON Georges Jacques (1759-1794) avocat, depute, fondateur du Club des Cordeliers, ministre de la Justice, conventionnel (Paris), Montagnard, membre du Comite de Salut public, guillotine.

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DANTON Georges Jacques (1759-1794) avocat, depute, fondateur du Club des Cordeliers, ministre de la Justice, conventionnel (Paris), Montagnard, membre du Comite de Salut public, guillotine.
P.S. "Danton Ministre de la Justice", Paris 11 August 1792; 3 and a half pages in folio, stamped in red ink Louis XVI P.L.G.D. Dieu et P.L. Loi Constitutionnelle Roy D. François (small holes by ink corrosion without loss of text), under red half-marocco cover. Decree of the National Assembly of 10 August 1792, relating to the capture of the Tuileries on the same day, an uprising which led to the suspension of the King and the election of a National Convention. "The National Assembly, considering that it is necessary to make the army know, as soon as possible, the exact details of the events that took place in Paris today, as well as the causes of these events and the remedies that circumstances imperatively require. Declares that he will immediately appoint twelve commissioners from among his number to go forthwith to the various armies. ...] MESSRS. Coustard, Carnot Aîné, Prieux, Gasparin, La Combe St Michel, Rouiller, Bellegarde, Delmas, Du Bois Du Bay, Antonelle, Privaldy [Peraldi] and Kersaint, having gathered the majority of votes, the National Assembly has decreed that the first three will go to the army of the Rhine, the next three to the army of the South, the 7th, 8th and 9th to the army of the North, and the last three to the army of the Center "... There follows an "Instruction": the commissioners will provide themselves with "a sufficient number of copies of the proclamations and principal decrees of the Legislative Corps, relating to the measures taken on the events of this day, to give knowledge of them to the various corps of the army, in which they will have them proclaimed. At the same time, they will instruct them on the details of these events, as well as on the situation of the National Assembly and that of the King. They will inform them of the provisions in which all the members of the National Assembly are to maintain freedom and equality with all their power, until a National Convention expresses the wish of the Fren
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