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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 426

Volume 17, New Series, February 28, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,946 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 546
Added to site: 2005.10.28
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Genre: Periodical
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y one of the narrow streets which led to the rooms of the National Assembly, or Convention, as the legislative body was called after the deposition of Louis XVI. The house so occupied, was situated on a spot now covered by the Rue Rivoli, opposite the gardens of the Tuileries. In connection with it, were several apartments used by committees; and there, by the leading members of the House, the actual business of the nation was for a long time conducted. It was by the part he played in one of these formidable committees, that of 'Public Safety'--more properly, public insecurity--that he becomes chargeable with his manifold crimes. For the commission of these atrocities, however, he held himself to be entirely excused; and how he could possibly entertain any such notion, remains for us to notice.

The action of the Revolution was in the hands of three parties, into which the Convention was divided--namely, the Montagnards, the Girondists, and the Plaine. The last mentioned were a comparatively harmless set of

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