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GEORGES-JACQUES DANTON(1759 - 1794) French revolutionary leader who assumed leadership of the Revolutionaries following the fall of the monarchy and became the de facto head of government. Danton was gradually identified with the moderates and was arrested by Robespierre and beheaded by the guillotine. Fine, rare A.L.S. "Danton" as Minister of Justice, 1p. legal folio, Paris, Feb. 8, 1792, in French to M. Jervaut [?], in part: "...You have my assurances that I will occupy myself increasingly with the choice of officer for the new Gendarmerie [police] force. M. Thomassin...has a company. I beg you to take the request into consideration....". Very boldly written, mounting strip at left margin, a bit of marginal wear, else very good.
Estimate $ 1,000-1,500

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