History of the Persecutions Endured by the Protestants of the South of France: And More Especially of the Department of the Gard, During the Years 1814, 1815, 1816, &c. : Including a Defence of Their Conduct, from the Revolution to the Present Period, Volume 1

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1821 - Persecution
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Page 277 - Louis, by the grace of God King of France and Navarre, to our dear and well-beloved Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, greeting.
Page 241 - Misled peasants, in pretended obedience to your orders, had assembled at the command of your commissioner, appointed by your august nephew. Although ready to attack us, they were received with the assurances of peace. On the 15th of July, 1815, we learnt your majesty's entrance into Paris, and the white flag immediately waved on our edifices. The public tranquillity had not been disturbed, when armed peasants introduced themselves. The garrison capitulated, but were assailed on their departure, and...
Page 241 - We lay at your feet, sire, our acute sufferings. In your name our fellowcitizens are slaughtered, and their property laid waste. Misled peasants, in pretended obedience to your orders, had assembled at the command of a commissioner appointed by your august nephew. Although ready to attack us, they were received with the assurances of peace. On the 15th of July, 1815, we learnt your majesty's entrance into Paris, and the white flag immediately waved on our edifices. The public tranquility had not...
Page 100 - Des dieux que nous servons connais la différence : Les tiens t'ont commandé le meurtre et la vengeance ; Et le mien , quand ton bras vient de m'assassiner , M'ordonne de te plaindre et de te pardonner.
Page 242 - The calumniated protestants are the defenders of the throne. Your nephew has beheld our children under his banners ; our fortunes have been placed in his hands. Attacked without reason, the protestants have not even by a just resistance afforded their enemies the fatal pretext for calumny. Save us, sire ! extinguish the brand of civil war : a single act of your will •would restore to political existence a city interesting for its population and its manufactures. Demand an account of their conduct...
Page 277 - The proclamation was dictated as though there had not been a protestant in the department; it assumed and affirmed throughout the guilt of the sufferers; and while it deplored the atrocious outrages endured by the followers of the duke d'Angouleme, (outrages which never existed,) the plunder and massacre of the reformed were not even noticed. Still disorders kept pace with the proclamations that made a show of suppressing them, and the force of the catholic faction also continued to increase. The...
Page 114 - ... promenades and the places of resort, to conceal themselves wherever they could find asylum, or seek an insecure refuge in their own houses. After the populace had abandoned themselves to every species of intemperance in the taverns, they assembled in the streets and public squares, in mobs of 3 and 4000.
Page 76 - Macedonia ; on the east by the .¿Egean, on the south by the Mediterranean, and on the west by the Ionian seas.
Page 242 - ... entrance into Paris, and the white flag immediately waved on our edifices. The public tranquillity had not been disturbed, when armed peasants introduced themselves. The garrison capitulated, but were assailed on their departure, and almost totally massacred. Our national guard was disarmed, the city filled with strangers, and the houses of the principal inhabitants, professing the reformed religion, were attacked and plundered. We subjoin the list. Terror has driven from our city the most respectable...
Page 195 - A musket being discharged at him, he fell wounded, but not dead. To consummate their work, the monsters lighted a fire with straw and boards, threw their yet living victim into the flames, and suffered him to expire in the most dreadful agonies. They then ate their salad, omelet, &c. The next day, some labourers, seeing the house open and deserted, entered and discovered the half consumed body of Ladet. The prefect of the Gard, M. Darbaud Jouques, attempting to palliate the crimes of the catholics,...

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