Memoirs of Barras, Member of the Directorate - Vol. 2

Memoirs of Barras, Member of the Directorate - Vol. 2

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Memoirs of Barras, Member of the Directorate - Vol. 2

Memoirs of Barras, Member of the Directorate - Vol. 2

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Organization of the Directorate-- Formation of the Councils--List of candidates for the Directorate-- Dupont de Nemours--His remark on the forty-five candidates -- Reply of Baudin des Ardennes--The five directors--Siéyès resign's--Carnot--Cambacérès-- Dispositions of the Directorate--Its sittings--A rendering of accounts--Rewbell president--Citizen Trouvé--Larevellière--Lépeaux -- Composition of the Ministry -- Merlin de Douai -- Delacroix -- Aubert-Dubayet -- Bénézech -- Truguet-- Gaudin -- His resignation -- The Duc de Gaète -- Duplantier-- Plan of attack on the Directorate--The ideal of perfection in nominations -- A proclamation; its promises -- Réal draws it up--He is paid for it--Position of the Directorate--Absolute destitution -- The infant Hercules--Franklin -- Delicacy of the Directorate in the matter of its attributes -- Formula of its messages -- An odd contrast -- "By the grace of God"--The order of the day on a serious question--Blockade of Belle-Ile --Organization of the Municipality of Paris--Three milliards (three thousand millions) asked for--It is refused by the Council--The use of moneys must be specified -- Congress -- Repeal of a law, proposed, denied, and subsequently passed -- The three milliards granted -- Success of the Toulon squadron -- Paoli -- Citizen Trouvé desirous of voting for the death of a king -- His embassies -- He becomes the executor of rigors of the conscription; later on, a devoted Royalist -- The Directorate replaces him -- Secretary-General Lagarde -- M. Maret--The Duc de Bassano--Dissolution of the Committees--Law concerning deserters--Fréron denounced--MM. Julien, Méchin, and Martainville incarnate devils -- General Leclerc -- Pauline Bonaparte-- Her liaisons with Fréron -- Generals Brune and Leclerc -- What becomes of the others--Martainville and the Drapeau Blanc -- Miranda asks to be tried -- The prisoners of Vendémiaire set free -- The war in La Vendée -- Hoche general-in-chief -- His proclamation -- Scarcity of provisions -- Le Maitre and his accomplices-- Treaty of alliance of three great Powers--Jourdan . . .

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