Memoirs of Lucien Bonaparte (Prince of Canino); part the first (from the year 1792, to the year 8 of the Republic)

 
9781236627452: Memoirs of Lucien Bonaparte (Prince of Canino); part the first (from the year 1792, to the year 8 of the Republic)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...named your Rapinat, your Trouve, your Scherer?--And you talk of pardoning us, instead of imploring for yourselves the generosity and commisseration of the French people! You have not placed in judgment the authors of our reverses; and you have dragged before the tribunals the chiefs who have gained our victories! You propose to us a re-union! And I propose to you to reflect, if you can still preserve your functions. You have no longer our confidence: you can no longer do any good but in retiring." Boulai de la Meurthe, succeeding to Bertrand, fixed more firmly what they desired. He nominally accused the directors Merlin and La Reveillere, and declared that those two men must leave the Luxembourg to establish union in the executive power, and that they should be forced if they refused. He proposed to name a special commission of nine members charged to present the measures that circumstances might require. The General Jourdan caused two more members to be added to that extraordinary commission, which was composed of Boulai de la Meurthe, Bergoing, Francois de Nantes, Talot, Petiet, Joubert de Cherault, Quirot, Poullain, Grandpre, Augereau, Jourdan, and myself. We had scarcely been named, when the demissions of the directors Merlin and La Reveillere were brought to us. The council formed immediately two decuple lists for the two vacant places; and the General Moulins, and the friend of Sieves, Roger Ducos, completed the new government. Barras, amongst the ancient directors, was the only one that remained. The government was thus renewed the 30th of Praireal, without any violent struggle, thanks to the docility of our adversaries, who yielded to the threat of an accusation. The first Messidor I made, in the name of the commissioners of the...

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