Augustin FRÉCINE (1751-1804) Conventionnel... - Lot 232 - Rossini

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Augustin FRÉCINE (1751-1804) Conventionnel... - Lot 232 - Rossini
Augustin FRÉCINE (1751-1804) Conventionnel (Loir-et-Cher). Autograph manuscript, Au Nom du Peuple françois, 23 prairial II [June 11, 1794]; 3 fol. pages, with a few erasures and corrections. Proclamation to disgruntled workers. As "People's Representative in charge of the establishment of the Revolutionary Saltpeter Refinery", Frécine addresses the "Masons, Carpenters & Joiners, employed in the construction of the new workshop, Maison de l'Unité". He finds himself forced, with surprise and pain, to put down an insubordinate movement of workers demanding "an increase in days, which would fall to the Republic". He regrets having to leave "the language of fraternity to make you hear only that of severe reason. What a shame! Citizens, has the detestable spirit of greed that national justice has just annihilated in the hoarders crept into the pure soul of the sans-culottes? "... He urges them to do their duty for the Patrie, without allowing themselves to be perverted by troublemakers, those counter-revolutionaries who want to sow disorder by baiting poor workers with a pay rise, with the aim of destroying the bonds of society; these counter-revolutionaries will be prosecuted by the Revolutionary Tribunal and put under immediate surveillance...Enclosed is a minute of letter, Liège 30 fructidor II (September 16, 1794; 1 page in-4), as delegate of the Convention to the Armée de Sambre-et-Meuse. Plus a L.S. from Lescot-Fleuriot, Mayor of Paris, 27 prairial II (June 15, 1794; 1 p. in-4), concerning Frécine's proclamation to repress insubordination by workers at the revolutionary saltpetre refinery.
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