Source Problems on the French Revolution

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5. Procédure Criminelle, Suite, No. CCLXIX, 136.

g. Simon-Louis-Pierre de Cubières, forty-one years of age, equerry of the king, living in Versailles at the little stables, deposes that Monday, fifth of October last, at half past two, being at the little stables of the king in Versailles, a letter was brought to him to be sent to the king. Through zeal, he asked to be permitted to carry it, knowing the place where the king was hunting. He set out at once and overtook the king, who was shooting in the woods of Meudon. Having given the king the letter, he read it and had the goodness to say to him that there had been a disturbance the night before at the grain market; that they informed him that women were coming from Paris to ask for bread. The king added, in a voice touched by emotion: "Alas! if I had it, they would not need to come to ask me for it." Shortly after the king decided to mount his horse to return to Versailles. As he was putting his foot in the stirrup, a chevalier of Saint-Louis, unknown to him [Simon-Louis-Pierre] came to say to the king that he arrived from Paris; that he came to offer his services to his majesty; that he was ready to defend him even to the last drop of his blood. To which the king replied to this officer that he was touched by his zeal, but that he had no need of his services. When the king had mounted, he charged M. de Briges to go back to ask the name of the officer. M. de Briges returned and said to the king that this officer refused to tell his name. He returned to Versailles with the king, conducted him to his cabinet, and knows nothing further, as a witness, of what took place. [May 21, 1790.]

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Chicago: "5. Procédure Criminelle, Suite, No. CCLXIX, 136," Source Problems on the French Revolution in Source Problems on the French Revolution, ed. Fred Morrow Fling and Helene Dresser Fling (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1913), 223–224. Original Sources, accessed April 13, 2024, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PZGRLVGGXMQ27QG.

MLA: . "5. Procédure Criminelle, Suite, No. CCLXIX, 136." Source Problems on the French Revolution, in Source Problems on the French Revolution, edited by Fred Morrow Fling and Helene Dresser Fling, New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1913, pp. 223–224. Original Sources. 13 Apr. 2024. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PZGRLVGGXMQ27QG.

Harvard: , '5. Procédure Criminelle, Suite, No. CCLXIX, 136' in Source Problems on the French Revolution. cited in 1913, Source Problems on the French Revolution, ed. , Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, pp.223–224. Original Sources, retrieved 13 April 2024, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PZGRLVGGXMQ27QG.