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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette escape...

Item # 686798

August 31, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1791  

* Louis XVI of France
* Marie Antoinette
* Escapes France

The front page is entirely taken up with the situation of King Louis XVI in France including: "The French King's Memoir" which begins: "Freemen - While the King had any hope of seeing order & happiness restored, by the means employed by the National Assembly & by his residence near the Assembly, no sacrifice would have appeared to him too great..." with much more, signed in type: Louis.
Pages 2 & 3 contain: "Continuation Of Particulars respecting the Flight & capture of LOUIS, XVI, and family, not yet published" with some nice details, including: "...ordering seals to be placed upon the doors of all the apartments in the Thuilleries...placing an arrest upon all the persons in both palaces until it was known by what means the King and Queen had escaped...".
Included is the lengthy: "Declaration of the King" which related to his flight, signed in type: Louis.
Four pages, great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's