France In Eighteen Hundred And Two; Described In A Series Of Contemporary Letters

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byHenry Redhead Yorke

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1906 Excerpt: ... APPENDIX ADAMS, John. The sailor who led the mutiny on the Bounty against Lieutenant Bligh in 1789. Fearing the eventual reprisals of the British Government, he persuaded a number of his companions to leave Otaheite and seek fortune among the then unknown islands of the Southern Sea. They eventually settled at Pitcairn Island, and founded a colony. John Adams was born in 1754 and died at Pitcairn Island, May 5, 1829, having fully earned the title by which he was known--" The Patriarch of Pitcairn." ANDRON. A Greek scuiptor, believed to have lived some time in the second century A.d. BARNAVE, Antony Peter Joseph Marie. Born at Grenoble, October 22, 1761; executed in Paris, November 30, 1793. One of the great promoters of that Revolution of which he eventually became a victim. His father was a Procurator of Parliament and his mother the daughter of a military officer. In those days professions were hereditary, and young Barnave was therefore destined for the Bar. In early life he showed signs of talent and an impetuous disposition; he was sixteen when he fought his first duel, and he published a remarkable book at the age of twenty. In 1783 he was chosen by the lawyers of the Grenoble Bar to pronounce the speech before the vacation at the local Parliament. He chose for his subject "The Divisions of Political Power in a State." This discourse excited much interest, not only in Dauphiny, but all over France; the speaker was then twenty-two years of age. His political career did not commence until he was twentyeight, when, having been elected Deputy to the States-General, he proceeded to Versailles. Barnave was, a few days after the opening of that Assembly, named a Commissioner by the " Tiers litat," and he composed R the first petition, or address, that body p...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1906 Excerpt: ... APPENDIX ADAMS, John. The sailor who led the mutiny on the Bounty against Lieutenant Bligh in 1789. Fearing the eventual reprisa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217836518

ISBN - 13:9780217836517

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