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Charlotte Cordre on Marat's murder...

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October 2, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2, 1791  On page under the heading "France" is the report pertaining to the trial of Charlotte Corde who murdered Marat. "The exterminatrix of Marat, continued to display the same uncommon spirit of heroic firmness and resolution to the last moment of her life. Being asked by her Judges, who were her accomplices? she answered, 'I have none -- could solely be excited by her own impulse to free her country of its most dangerous enemy..." While this article did not state that she had been sent to the guillotine at that time, there is on the same page a poem "To The Memory of Marie Ann Charlotte Corde".
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This is complete in four pages with some archival mending, scattered lite foxing, and a small piece missing in the upper margin, otherwise in good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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