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ing labor to relate all the motions and denunciations f^ made by and againft him, from the firft fitting of the convention to the end of the year.

ventiool not for an obfcure department, where his name was little known, and his vices only appeared in general details, but for Paris, the capital of the ftate, the centre of his crimes, t Jie fcene of all his atrocities; Paris, where it is hardly a figure to fay that the very walls cried out againft him, as a murderer, an incen- diary, and a ruffian more fit for the gibbet than the fenate.

Meanwhile, the eledion for the national conven- Bleaed tion were proceeding, the friends of Marat were de- "J^^^^^^^ of tennined to obtain him a feat ; and for what place !

Marat was in perfon very diminutive ; his head Defc Hp- difproportionately large ; his complexion livid and **°|J.»« cadaverous, and his countenance Angularly ex- mannm? No au'^ thentic mention is made of his condud in this fitu- ation ; it is therefore reafonable to believe his own reprefentation, that he behaved in fuch a manner as to deferve the approbation of his fuperior officers^ He adds, that he compiled a laborious work, which was much applauded by thofe -who had fccn it, but was fuppreffed by his rather "♦ During his flay in this iiland, he af Tumed the name of Burn^re, derived from an eftate belonging to his fiimily ". At the termination of the war he returned to Marries* France, and addifted himfelf to every fpecies of irre^ gularity.

B ^^o ^o^- the fedion was changed, his buft was kicked out of ^^'"^^ the Ptotheon, and by the decree againft premature apotheofes, forbid to be exhibited on the theatre: the eulogium of David is only remembered with contempt, and the fubjed of it is no longer con^ templated but the horror due to his crimes'. This imprifonment took place when Mirabeau was only feventeen years of age, and lafted fifteen months, at the end of which he was liberated at his own earned intercef Eon *'. On being fet at liberty, he obtained a commif Eoa ^etin in the dragoons', and went to ferve in Corfica^ which the French were then employed in fubjugat* ing, and remained there thirteen months.

Refrain from automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort to Google's system: If you are conducting research on machine translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. honorable office of prefident a Mortier^ in the par- liament of Paris*** Before the rerolution, Lepelletier was rertiarkably Condu A unobtruiive ; he forbore interfering in the difputes Pj^^'o"«to &c« p. Such is the account of this event given in the con- ohferva- vention, and publifhed by their authority. Mountain availed themfelves of the pretended cir- ciimftances, to impute the far? But there are many improbabilities in the narrative ; particularly that fo long a converfa- tion, and fo deliberate a murder, (hould take place ■ Rohcfpierrc a f«$ Commettaps, vol. The manner in which he behaved at the inn exciting fome fufpicions, a guard was fent for ; and while they were putting fome queftions to him, he blew out his brains, nmih a double-barrelled pi Jlo U loaded with two chewed bullets ^. Beugnot complained that thefe writings had been prefented to the minifter, Duranton, who had not taken proper meafures to have the publilher punifhed. de Vaublanc en- forced this accufation by producing another of Marat's papers, in which he recommended to the people to dcfiroy^ with fire and fword^ the rotten majority of the affembly. But, at this period, the regicide fa£Hon was fo Jane; firong, and their afcendancy fo confirmed, that Marat fjj! Notwithftanding the fuccefs which attended that dif- Behavfdur graceful day, and the meafures which were purfued and^otl!

We encourage the use of public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help. When he was ftripped, two papers were found next his ftomach ; the tender-hearted Tallien declined fhewing them to the convention, becaufe, being ftained with blood, they were a difguf Ung fpeftacle ; but, on his word, one of them contained thefe expreflions : ** My brevet of honor." — ** Let no one be molefted. The incendiary was defended by his congenial friends, Bazire, Chabot, and Mer- lin ; a long and tumultuous debate enfued, at the clofe of which, a decree of accufation was iffued againft him, but its eflfeft was reduced by ^ fimilar ■ Peltier's late Pi Clure of Par U, vol. ^ to mfure more extcnfive confequences to that per- Augufc fidious plot which, after fome delays, was executed on the loth of Auguft, he is faid by Brifibt to have been fo deficient in courage, that he requefted Barbaroux to convey him to Marfeilles as a place of &fety*. Usage guidelines Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. l UIVAIIO 00UI6C UWMfr mxl AMLfl SN MAf OLEONCOUe CTlii 6lf T0F)0ini Ei Ulie t1, Itif ; : ' Michel lepelletier de saint FARGEAUi THE family of Lqelletier was originally of Maiis^ mu^if^ where records of its eftablifhment were pre- lerved as far back as the year 1508. This innova- tion was too great for him to carry, but he fucceeded in obtaining a fuppreffion of all tortures or fuper- added punifhments, or, to ufe his own phrafe, ^^ re« * Memoire do Jacobinifme^ par Barn vol. The day of the king's ex- ecution, he went to dine at a cof Fee-houfe in th« Jardin de r Egalite. We are told, that the deceafed, at the moment of ex- piring, uttered a fine fentence, which was engraved on his tomb ; but this is very improbable. ^^ ^^^ fpring to the energy of Marat, and the mcreafing afcendancy of his friends Danton and Robefpierre in the public eftimation, enabled him to become additionally confpicuous and obnoxious. Public domain books belong to the public and we are merely their custodians. His father was St judge, and filled that oi Ece with remarkable feve- rity. 34.7« ' Madame Jloland ca Ht him «a poor rich man,** hoamtfii Uett r Uy. Six perfons came from an ad- joining apartment, and one of them faid, " There is ♦* that fcoundrel Lepelletier.** — " My name is Le^. No men- tion was made of it in the firft report of the affair to the convention, and the fidtion was obvioufly calcu- lated to anfwer two views ; to counterad: the im- preffion of the lad wc^ds of the monarch, and to excite fufpidons of the Briflbtines, by the hope they contain, tha( the death of the fp^er would unmq/k the enemies of the republic. EPELLETIER; ^ Fargeau* If he had not fallen^ I would have done ^ a more praife-worthy a£tion, I would have purged ** the country of the regicide, the patricide, the par- ** ricide, Orleans. His publications became more atrocious and fan* guinary j he made no fcruple to recommend the de- uruftion of three hundred thoufand perfons, as j JMay ariftocrats". He endeavoured to obtain for malefadors a penod of three days to appeal againft their fentence, or move in arreft of judgment; be aboliihed whipping and branding of criminals, but, on the other hand, he gave to primary aflemblies an undefined power of corredlional punifhment, and inflided four years imprifonment on the perfon who ihould ffarike a public fim^Uonary. ji extcti Sed no fetthcr than to head an outrageousf rabble, and whofe vanity led him to believe no per- fon fo well qualified for the tafk as himfelf, \^2i S de- firous to refolve the whole kingdom mto an im- menfe and lawlefs mob, that by his influence he might perpetuate anarchy. He at- tempted, with a correftnefs truly ridiculous, to fix the proportions of punifliment to be inflifted on an unnatural fon, who maimed his parent, fo as to make the extent of the penalty, exaftly commenfurate to the nature of the injury. Whether a book is still in copyright varies from country to country, and we can't offer guidance on whether any specific use of any specific book is allowed. He was appointed one of the committee of infpeftion (Surveillance) hy the commune^ in which capacity he af Efted in fillmg the prifons, and by his fanguinary journals and placards inflamed the populace**.

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