Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: “19 thermidor, an II” Rare Saint-Lazare prison document

The Vincentiana Collection in Special Collections and Archives of DePaul University has recently purchased a rare 1794 document from Saint-Lazare’s early days as a revolutionary prison. This document orders the relase of “citoyen Bergeron” who had been imprisoned at Saint Lazare by the “Comite de Surete Generale.” It is dated 19 termidor an II (6 August 1794). Robespierre had been executed nine days earlier in the Thermidorian reaction. This sealed docment is a copy: “l’original etant depose au greffe de la prison.”

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