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ROBESPIERRE | document signed, also signed by two other members of the Committee for Public Safety, 1794

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Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

ROBESPIERRE | document signed, also signed by two other members of the Committee for Public Safety, 1794

ROBESPIERRE | document signed, also signed by two other members of the Committee for Public Safety, 1794

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,000

GBP

ROBESPIERRE, MAXIMILIEN DE


DOCUMENT SIGNED ("ROBESPIERRE"), ALSO SIGNED BY COLLOT-D'HERBOIS AND BILLAUD-VARENNE,


in which the Committee of Public Safety orders that Citizen Granger, deputy public prosecutor at the Départment du Nord, must work for the Legislation Committee and the Commission for the Review of Laws ("...pour être employé aux Travaux du Comité de Législation et de la Commission du Recensement des Loix..."), 1 page, folio, printed stationery with the device of the French Republic and title ("Extrait du registre des arrêtés du Comité de Salut Public"), also signed by two other members of the Committee for Public Safety, [Paris], integral blank, 16th of Prairial, L'an deuxième, [4 June 1794]


Maximilien de Robespierre (1758-1794) was the architect of the "The Reign of Terror" during the French Revolution, which accounted for over sixteen thousand deaths in 1793 and 1794. He was the leading member of the Committee for Public Safety until his downfall a month after this letter, on 19 July. He was replaced with the two other signatories of this document, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (1759-1819) and Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois (1749-1796) and was guillotined on 28 July. Collot d'Herbois had himself inflicted The Terror on Lyon in 1793, executing two thousand people; he was eventually deported to French Guiana, where he died of yellow fever.


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