BONNET Charles (1720-1793) philosophe et naturaliste suisse

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BONNET Charles (1720-1793) philosophe et naturaliste suisse
L.A.S. "Bonnet", 10 August 1783, to his sister Susanne, Mrs Jean-Jacques BONNET, in Thônex; 2 pages and a half in-4, address "Madame la Syndic Bonnet" with red wax stamp (small tear by breaking the stamp). On the trial of Melly. [Ami MELLY, former member of the Council of 200 and bourgeois of Geneva, naturalized Irish, had hired Genevans to emigrate; his trial and his condemnation by the Council of Geneva made a big noise]. Bonnet first gives news about his health and his entourage, speaking familiarly of friends and relations: MM. Michéli, Plotz, Dunant, Lullin, Seard, etc. "Melly was judged on Friday. The Council remained assembled until 7:00 p.m. in the evening. Condemned to ask pardon of GOD and the Lordship behind closed doors, to the prison he had suffered, to one year in a closed room, to the loss of his rights as a bourgeois and to five years of exile. The reading of the Attorney General's conclusions took 3 hours. It is said that he is too verbose. I still don't know if Melly will call back in CC. We find the paternal judgment"
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