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1878 edition. Excerpt: ...of the States-General, were loud in their
reprobation of arbitrary confinements, and decreed their own
inviolability. Brienne immediately obtained from the king an order
to arrest Duval d'Epremesnil and Montsabert, the two magistrates
whose opposition was the most energetic. On the 5th of May,
D'Agout, a captain of the guards, presented himself before the
Parliament, and demanded that they should be given up in the name
of the king. " We are all Montsaberts and D'EprtJmesnils," replied
the indignant magistrates; but the two marked counsellors, in order
not to compromise their brethren, arose and surrendered themselves.
One was taken to Pierre-en-Cise, near Lyons, and the other to the
Isles St. Marguerite. The report of their detention 486 TROUBLES IN
THE PROVINCES. a.d. 1788. quickly spread, and aroused the anger of
the people: the multitude crowded to the place of the sittings, and
greeted the magistrates with loud acclamations. Notwithstanding all
these demonstrations, the edicts in question were registered on the
8th of May, and something like a plenary court was established; but
public opinion became angry, Le CMtelet protested, and the people
were in a state of commotion: every one was aware that each member
of this court was a courtier; and to grant to this court the right
of registration, was to leave the public fortunes at the free
disposal of the ministers. Of all the provinces, Brittany, Bearn,
and Dauphiny distinguished themselves most by the energy of their
resistance. The Parliament of Rennes protested, and was threatened
with being dissolved by force: a crowd of gentlemen, followed by
the populace, came forward in its defence, and most of the nobles
present at Rennes signed a declaration conceived in the following
terms: " We, ...
|Country of origin:
Mile De Bonnechose
• Emile De Bonnechose
||246 x 189 x 21mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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