Memoirs of Adj. Gen. Ramel: Containing Certain Facts Relative to the Eighteenth Fructidor, His Exile to Cayenne, and Escape from Thence with Pichegru, Barthelemy, Willot, Aubry, Dossonville, Larue, and Le Tellier ...

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Page 67 - These men had formerly been selected from among the revolutionary bands of the committee of Nantes, so famous in the annals of terror by the...
Page 34 - We passed the remainder of the day and the following night in incessant and interesting conversation.
Page 57 - At last, contrary to our expectation, we all met again on. board the corvette la Vaillante, commanded by Captain Julien, who, as he received us on board...
Page 36 - Captain Gauthier, who commanded the cavalry of the Escort, repulsed the wretches who were the ringleaders of the Mob. We could plainly observe very different impressions upon the minds of this assembly : " There they are," exclaimed some of them, " these are the villains " who killed our King, they have loaded us *e with taxes, they eat our bread, and are the
Page 204 - ... myself in particular, are at your command." The speech was worthy of Amadis de Gaul himself. But wherever the honest Dutchman learned the tone, it had the better distinction of being followed up by active good-nature. The colonists went hand in hand with their honest governor in hospitality, the town was illuminated, the garrison and the colonial militia were under arms, and the fugitives landed under the universal discharge of musketry and cannon from the town and the ships. All was huzzaing,...
Page xxvi - Directory, an order to repair to Paris, to take the command of the guard of the Legislative Body ; to which I had been appointed by the choice of the two Councils.
Page 205 - ... of the inhabitants of Surinam, the flourishing state of that colony, the smiling...
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Page 152 - Lafond, who messed together, were both taken ill almost at the same time : a few hours after, they began to vomit violently, and the most alarming symptoms appeared in both. They were in excruciating and incessant pain. We immediately wrote to Jeannet, to request a favour that was never denied even to the vilest criminals ; but he refused to have our friends removed to the hospital.

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