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CONDORCET Jean-Antoine-Nicolas Caritat, marquis de (1741-1794) mathématicien, philosophe et économiste ; député, conventionnel (Aisne), il fut arrêté comme Girondin et s'empoisonna
3 L.A., [1791-1792], to Jacques-Pierre BRISSOT DE WARVILLE; 3 pages and a half in-8, addresses (a little crumpled, a few little wormholes).
[February 15, 1791]. He read with great pleasure his reply to Marthe Louis [Reply by J.-P. Brissot to the first and last letter of Louis-Marthe Gouy, defender of the slave trade and slavery]: "Why didn't you remind him of the "marche du coche" to which he compares you and to which he resembles so much with his convertible full of wallets. Do you know that we are being threatened with forced repayment of life annuities? The National Assembly [...] has decreed bankruptcy"... He promises to communicate any news from Alsace and demands, for a newspaper, "news from the Colonies which was not dictated by the planters"...
Saturday [March 24, 1792]. He stands ready to go to the assembly, in case of roll call; he asks him to excuse his absence at the Jacobins' dinner. "When the business of the colonies is over, we must go at once to the finances, and not leave them until we have cleared the clouds"...
[March 25, 1792]. On the subject of the reading of an official report where a letter [from the King on the appointment of ministers] is to be read, which would cause much harm; he suggests observing that the letter is not countersigned: "also the assembly cannot regard itself as officially instructed in the appointment of ministers".
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