Royal and Republican France

Royal and Republican France

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...through.'!I0n: ieur produced at that time no result; and M. de la Marck (who is M. Thiers' 'Prince Iitranger') left Paris under the impression that it had altogether failed. It was in March 1790 that the negotiation with the Court really commenced; and the first overture was made to M. de la Marck by M. de Mercy, acting under the orders of the King and Queen, as will presently be related. should take a leading part, one was to make the Count de Provence titular Prime Minister! The ensuing weeks of November and December 1789 were principally engrossed by the attempts of Mir-abeau to come to an understanding with M. de Lafayette in the construction of a cabinet based upon a coalition, and including the leading members of the revolutionary party. In spite of the aversion and jealousy which they entertained for one another, a serious attempt was made by Talon and their mutual friends to bring them together. Several personal conferences took place between them, and a note exists in Mirabeau's handwriting which reveals the scheme of this coalition government. Necker was to be the titular Prime Minister, the Archbishop of Bordeaux Chancellor, the Duke de Liancourt Minister of War, Talleyrand Finance, Count de la Marck himself Marine, Mirabeau in the Cabinet without a portfolio, Target Mayor of Paris, Lafayette Marshal of France and generalissimo for the reorganisation of the army. These projects, however, were as evanescent as they were vague. Even as early as the 7th of November the Assembly had adopted the fatal resolution that none of its members could enter the Ministry during the whole aimed at Mirabeau, lest the influence of his parliamentary talents should be transferred to the service of the Crown. But that...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858506
  • 9781236858504