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FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE

FRENCH REVOLUTION

IN M.DCC.LXXXIX.

TO THE RESTORATION OF THE BOURBONS

IN M.DCCC.XV.

BY ARCHIBALD ALISON, F.R.S.E.,

ADVOCATE.

VOLUME THE SECOND.

SECOND EDITION.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS, EDINBURGH;
AND THOMAS CADELL, LONDON.

M.DCCC.XXXV.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

State of Public feeling in Paris after the Execution of the King--Retirement
of Roland from the Girondist Ministry—Great effect of the commencement of
the war-Vast increase in the powers of the Revolutionary Tribunal—General
distress in aris, and public clamour for a maximum on prices-Effort of
Dumourier to restore the Monarchy-His failure and fight-Appointment of
the Committee of Public Safety-Trial and Acquittal of Marat-Continued
contests of the Girondists and Jacobins—Insurrection of 31st May-General
attack on the Convention—The Girondists are given up to the populace-
Their trial, execution, and heroic conduct on the scaffold.-P. 1-58.

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