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((Guidelines are transmitted to all military personal in the Haute-Garonne sub-theatre.))

September 15th, 1815, Toulouse: "To the Departmental Legions of Toulouse and the surrounding regions, on the matter of the State of Emergency."

We have been charged by our King to maintain order in this area of Occitanie for the duration of the state of emergency. All officers and soldiers of his Majesty will attend to their duties, submit reports on their charges to their commanding officers, and to carry out the King's justice within the bounds of the law. Sentiment for some may dictate leniency towards a member of the Verdets or towards the Veteran's League--indeed, all known members of either who put down their arms and surrender to the King's justice are to be treated with mercy and clemency--but those sentiments must be tempered with the knowledge that we are here, carrying out our orders to deliver impartial justice in the King's name. We will obey the law, obey any additional mandates from Paris, and pursue any who would further disturb the peace with vigor.

I have additional words for those rankers assigned to the garrison, those with patrol duties and pickets; you are the front-line against the escape of any who have violated the King's peace. Many of you have served before but many of you are new to soldiering and thus unaccustomed to these duties. Either way, these directives are a good refresher for what is expected of you and the process by which you will obey your superiors while on post;

Firstly, you shall maintain your post and take charge of all government property in your immediate surroundings; when you are a sentry, you are master of your post. This means that no one—no matter what their rank or position—may overrule your authority in carrying out your orders. The only way that you may be exempted from carrying out your orders is if your orders are changed by your superior. For example, if your orders are to allow no one to enter a depot, you must prevent everyone from entering, even if someone of higher rank tells you it is all right for him or her to enter. The officer in charge may modify your orders to allow additional persons to enter, but without that authorization you must keep that individual of higher rank out. Situations such as this will not often, if ever, occur, but it is important that you understand the principles involved. It is also your responsibility to know the limits of your post. This information will be conveyed to you among your special orders, if necessary. You must also treat all government property that you can see as though it were your own, even if it is not technically part of your assigned post.

Secondly, you are to be always alert. You are not to hide or take shelter from inclimate weather, you must keep eyes on your post and an active stance to ward off troublemakers at all times.

Thirdly, you are to report all violations of your orders to your superiors, and not to act rashly on your own volition. For example, if someone is climbing a fence near your post, you must report it, even if the offender stops climbing and runs away after your challenge. In this case, even though it appears that the threat to security is over, there is no way for you to know whether this violator is the only one involved. You cannot be certain that there is not something more sinister involved. Let your superiors make the judgment call; your job is to report what happens on or near your post and then act on their orders. Likewise, if attacked while on patrol you are to await a command before discharging your weapon. There are of course exceptions but these are rare, far safer for all concerned to stick to established rules of engagement.

Fourthly, you are to quit your post only when properly relieved, and when relieved pass on all orders to your relief. It should be fairly obvious that you should not leave your post until someone has come to take your place or until the your superior has told you that the watch is no longer necessary. If the person relieving you is late, report it to your superior but do not quit your post.

Fifthly, you are not to have idle chatter while on post. Having conversations about matters not pertaining to your duty is distracting and must be avoided. If someone tries to engage you in casual conversation while you are standing your watch, it is your responsibility to inform them courteously that you are on duty and cannot talk with them.
Sixth, when in need of clarification, always ask your superior. If you are not sure what you are supposed to do in a particular situation, it is better to ask for clarification than to make an assumption or to guess.

Seventh, during curfew and for all those attempting to enter restricted areas, you shall not allow them to pass without lawful authority. Challenging persons while you are on sentry duty or patrol is accomplished by a mix of custom and common sense. When a person or party approaches your post, you should challenge them at a distance that is sufficient for you to react if they turn out to have hostile intentions. You should say in a firm voice, loud enough to be easily heard, "Halt! Who goes there?" Once the person answers, you should then say "Advance to be recognized." If you are challenging a group of people, you should say, "Advance one to be recognized." If you have identified the person or persons approaching, permit them to pass. If you are not satisfied with that person's identification, you must detain the person and call the officer of watch or your superior while on patrol. When two or more individuals approach from different directions at the same time, challenge each in turn and require each to halt until told to proceed.

Keep in mind these directives and go forth and keep the King's peace.

By his own hand,
M. Saint-Cyr, Marshal of France

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((A dispatch is sent to Lieutenant Alexandre Louis Desrosiers, and his immediate superiors, from Marshal Saint-Cyr. @oxfordroyale))

In recognition for services rendered in the initial occupation of Toulouse and other meritorious conduct as reported by his immediate superiors, on my authority as commander, I grant a brevet promotion to Lieutenant Alexandre Louis Desrosiers of the Curssasiers to the acting rank of Capitaine, and note my recommendation to make such a rank permanent shall be forwarded to the War Ministry.

By his own hand,
M. Saint-Cyr, Marshal of France
 
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Sitting in the Prefect's Office, Saint-Cyr summoned his orderly to fetch the Sous-Lieutenant, Count Barrande (@naxhi24), and his commanding officer, Lt. Colonel Jean Luc Gottoliard (@Luftwafer) and deliverer them into his presence immediately for orders.
*Comte de L'Isle Jourdain and Lt. Colonel Gottoliard walk into the Marshal's office and salute their superior*

Marshall sir. Apologies for the delay in arriving. Lt. Colonel Gottoliard and I were busy filing logistical information of the company, and it took longer than anticipated. We hurried over as fast as we could once we completed.
 
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Addressed to M. Saint-Cyr, Marshal of France ((@Cloud Strife)).
Sir,

I wish to preface this letter with my congratulations on your appointment to lead the Departmental Legion of Toulouse. You are one of the most decorated officers in His Royal Majesty's Army, and I have nothing but respect for you. As a former veteran of all the conquests and exploits of Napoleon, I remember hearing your name, and respecting it thoroughly during my time in the Grande Armeé.

However, I have received word that you have promoted Lt. Alexandre Louis Desrosiers to the acting rank of Capitaine. Whilst I do not disagree with your promotion, for Lt. Desroisers has shown his competence many times over, I must protest the lack of communication on the promotion of Lt. Desrosiers I have received from you or your staff. As the Commanding Officer of Lt. Desrosier's regiment, as well as the 1st Division, I did not receive any warning nor consultation on the promotion of Lt. Desrosiers. I fully understand and respect your capacity as my commanding officer, but I humbly request that you do not subvert my authority as the commanding officer of Lt. Desrosiers and as general de Division in this matter, for it sets a poor example to the officers below and to those who have to rise.

Your Loyal Servant,
 

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Name: Belle
Born: Sometime in 1800
Place of Birth: Paris, Ile de France
Current Residency: Morlaix, Finistère
Religion: Catholic
Profession: Disney Princess Merchant's daughter/Generally well-read independent young woman
Political Affiliation: General liberal leanings but fond of royalty (especially beastly princes)
Social Class: Lower Middle Class

Background: Belle was born in Paris, the only child of a well-travelled merchant named Maurice. Her mother died while she was a baby, succumbing to an outbreak of plague. Her father moved to a little town, a quiet village, in Brittany following her death. Far from chaos of the French Revolution, they avoided the bulk of the madness, allowing Belle to be properly raised in peace. While her father struggled to make a living trading goods during the tumultuous times of the early 19th Century, Belle was often left to her own devices. She never asked much of her father, and when he asked if there was anything he could bring her home while he was travelling, she only ever asked for a single rose. When her father was home, he would often dabble in inventing, involving his daughter in the process whenever she showed interest. When he was travelling, she spent most of her time in the presence of the local priest, who provided her with plenty of reading material and gave her an education most women lacked. As she grew older, she was often seen wandering the town with her nose in a book. She read many of the classics, but was drawn mostly to great works of fiction and romance. Stories filled with young women finding their Prince Charming caught her interest most of all. Even as revolutionary ideas spread and women found their station raised the tiniest bit, the locals considered her peculiar and rather odd. Soon she flowered into a beautiful young woman, with many claiming that her looks had no parallel, hounded by the men of the village. While either at odds with the others in town or avoiding the advances of pig-headed men, Belle always aspired for more. When she wasn't reading or helping her father with his inventions, she would wander into the hills, wondering if there must be more than this provincial life. She longs to become more than just a merchant's daughter and dreams of the day she will find her Prince Charming, an intellectual man who respects her for her mind rather than her beauty.

 
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((@naxhi24 and @Luftwafer))

The préfet's office, normally spacious, was tightly organized with reams of paper tied in red cords stacked at various intervals; reports and other documentation necessary to justify the martial law regime's actions. Saint-Cyr was in the middle of reading a letter of protest by one of his subordinate generals, angry at not being directly consulted over the promotion of an officer, when Sous-Lieutenant Barrande, the comte de L'Isle Jourdain, and Lt. Colonel Jean Luc Gottoliard made their before him. He had expected their appearance some days ago but learned that Gottoliard had made Barrande take stock of Gottoliard's command. No wonder he was late, mused Saint-Cyr internally, to have some foppish wastrel figure out this from that would have taken time; it was a brave new world for Barrande to wake up into.

"Orders are the key to maintaining discipline in any Army, Sous-Lieutenant. Take care not to show up late in the future when your general calls upon you. The orders of the man in overall command will always supersede lower authority. In any case, Lt. Colonel Gottoliard, you are to make haste to the gaol, to take the testimony of one Lothaire Lécuyer, a former Captain in the Grand Army, on the events that took place recently in Toulouse. You are to speak to him, transcribe what was said, and then deliver that account directly into my hands. Do not send the account by way of a subordinate; you must give it to me directly.

"Now, as for you, Sous-Lieutenant, his Excellency the Duke of Orleans shows much faith in you for recommending you to me. I have taken it upon myself to make a full account of your service under me and then to forward it to the good Duke, for his perusal. Now that you have penned the report M. Gottoliard required of you, you are to make your way to the headquarters of General Bournier, the comte de Pontécoulant. The general is a bit miffed that the recommendation for promoting one of his subordinates was signed by me without consulting him. As we have just deployed southwards some notifications take longer or arrive earlier than expected, due to the nature of the situation.

"You are to send General Bournier my compliments and explain that this incident is an unfortunate miscommunication, whereby the notice of promotion and opportunity to comment were omitted by a delay in sending the notification to the general's headquarters. You are then to convey--politely of course for you lack the requisite experience to speak with authority to a general--that General Bournier is to furnish 180 men to scout Saint-Gaudens for reports of banditry. Apparently these brigands are playing off the chaos caused by the Verdets and the Leaguers to waylay travelers on the road. I want them gone or at least flushed out into the wilds to let the elements deal with them.

"I pray my orders are clear? Now, get to it." With that they were ushered out of Saint-Cyr's office and were given leave to begin their mission
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((@naxhi24 and @Luftwafer))"Now, as for you, Sous-Lieutenant, his Excellency the Duke of Orleans shows much faith in you for recommending you to me. I have taken it upon myself to make a full account of your service under me and then to forward it to the good Duke, for his perusal. Now that you have penned the report M. Gottoliard required of you, you are to make your way to the headquarters of General Bournier, the comte de Pontécoulant. The general is a bit miffed that the recommendation for promoting one of his subordinates was signed by me without consulting him. As we have just deployed southwards some notifications take longer or arrive earlier than expected, due to the nature of the situation.

"You are to send General Bournier my compliments and explain that this incident is an unfortunate miscommunication, whereby the notice of promotion and opportunity to comment were omitted by a delay in sending the notification to the general's headquarters. You are then to convey--politely of course for you lack the requisite experience to speak with authority to a general--that General Bournier is to furnish 180 men to scout Saint-Gaudens for reports of banditry. Apparently these brigands are playing off the chaos caused by the Verdets and the Leaguers to waylay travelers on the road. I want them gone or at least flushed out into the wilds to let the elements deal with them.
*The Comte de L'Isle Jourdain salutes the Marshal and walks out of the office. He requests a horse, and rides off towards the headquarters of General Bournier with the message*
 

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Letter from the Bishop of Montauban to Monseigneur Alexandre Angélique de Talleyrand-Périgord, Archevêque Métropolitain de Reims and Grand Almoner of his Majesty Louis XVIII.

Monseigneur,

It is with great happiness that I recently received news of your continued health and vigorous constitution, chasing away the dark rumors which have been entertained about the state of your well-being.

Remembering fondly our discussions during the crisis of the “Constitution civile du clergé”, I was forever fortified by your adherence to the strict letters of Canon Law and your spirit of defiance against the Tyranny to which so numerous of our brothers in the Faith surrendered cowardly.

Recently elected Deputy for the Gers, I have put forward a petition to the King which would seek to restore to our Holy Mother Church the highly important control over primary education in the Kingdom of France.

However, finding myself in Paris devoid of connections and without the means to effect any meaningful introduction to the high society, as you will recall the sheer provincialism of my see of Montauban, I am thus unable to further the promotion of our Church’s interests in an effective way.

It would be a great pleasure of mine to have the opportunity of seeing you again, after all those years. However, I do understand that the extremely busy nature of your occupation might prevent you from such a social occasion.

In that case, should a good word on part be heard on my behalf in the Capital, I am quite sure that it would go a great length in creating opportunities to further our clerical agenda. Your old friend would quite naturally be forever grateful of a gesture which, while quite small for you, would be so meaningful to my situation.

Toujours avec vous dans la Foy,

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Letter from the Bishop of Montauban to Arnaud Alexandre Saint-Maurice de Loritz, Count of Berstett

Your Excellency,

It is with trepidation that I write to you today to solicit your advice and hopefully enlist your support toward the petition I have revealed to the Chamber of Deputies regarding reforms to be adopted for the education of young pupils across the Kingdom.

While many will argue that our Kingdom faces challenges of a more urgent and important nature, I am quite sure that you will see the value, the economy and the long-lasting effects of my proposal, which are to be felt over the next generation.

While the Deputy of the Nord had tabled a very commendable petition on the same subject, I am afraid that the sheer size of what he seeks to accomplish would quickly run the fragile finances of the Crown to the ground. Furthermore, his proposal is rather shy on the necessary influence and control the clergy should exert over educational matters.

Should you wish to discuss the subject furthermore, you are most welcome to call upon me at the Hôtel de Neuilly, rue Vaurigard, in the Capital.

Toujours avec vous dans la Foy,

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((@Korona))

*A little while later, the Comte de L'Isle Jourdain arrives at the headquarters of General Bournier, the comte de Pontécoulant. He walks to General Bournier, and salutes with the utmost respect*

"General Bournier sir, I am Sous-Lieutenant Nathanaël Barrande, comte de L'Isle Jourdain. I bear a message from Marshal Saint-Cyr. He offers his compliments to your services and states that the incident involving the promotion of one of your subordinates was nothing more than miscommunication. The Marshal states that the notice of promotion and opportunity to comment were omitted by a delay in sending the notification to your headquarters sir.

The Marshal also requests you, sir, to deploy 180 men to scout out Saint-Gaudens for possible bandits, for reports are coming from the area indicate that a group of men have taken up waylaying travelers following the recent chaos in Toulouse. The Marshal requests that the designated 180 men flush out any bandits and ensure they are removed from the area, sir."

*The Comte salutes again*
 

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((Private))

*The Député for the Seine sinks into his chair, rolls his eyes to high heaven and lets off a slight sigh at the unfolding argument between the Députees of Nord and Toulouse*

"Who is this escaped mental patient and why does he have a seat in the Chamber?" He wonders to himself. "It's a damn shame Soult didn't hold out for a little longer, Wellington might've been forced to starve the bastards out." Cathars, Calvinists, Bonapartists and now this insane gentleman. "There must be something in the water in Occitania" he concluded privately, before resolving to himself never to set foot anywhere in France south of Lyon so long as he lives. Or at least, not to sample any of the local beverages.
((Private))

Le Boucher also rolled his eyes privately, thinking private thoughts that were private. Which he could do, but he didn't do it privately per-say, rather he did his private thinking in a very public way. Almost as if people could read is inane, elitist thoughts without actually being able to respond.

Of course, real men don't just think public private thoughts, Boucher privately thought publicly. They speak with their voices, they use their words like men. They aren't trembling, delicate flowers that must throw shade like so little a grass stem they are.

But the private thought in a public manner is obviously not meant to be thoroughly condescending to the viewers, if God had company, Boucher continued to publicly think privately. Indeed, should it be viewed by others in a general manner, it would be seem to be petty, tiresome, and all entirely bankrupt of moral fiber in which one has, presenting his opinions to others in a way that can't garner a legitimate response or honest discussion.

But people would never do that, Boucher responded privately to his own thought in his own head.
 

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General Bournier sat at a small desk, various maps and military documents laid out on his desk. Upon the arrival of the Sous-Lieutenant ((@naxhi24)), Bournier stands, quiet. He holds up his hand in response to the Sous-Lieutenant's salute, recognizing him.

"Please tell Marshal Saint-Cyr that I fully understand, and accept his apology. Thank you for the speed in which you delivered your message, I shall remember it."
 

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General Bournier sat at a small desk, various maps and military documents laid out on his desk. Upon the arrival of the Sous-Lieutenant ((@naxhi24)), Bournier stands, quiet. He holds up his hand in response to the Sous-Lieutenant's salute, recognizing him.

"Please tell Marshal Saint-Cyr that I fully understand, and accept his apology. Thank you for the speed in which you delivered your message, I shall remember it."

*The Comte de L'Isle Jourdain gets back on his horse, rides back to the Marshal's headquarters, and informs Marshal Saint-Cyr ((@Cloud_Strife)) that General Bournier has received and understands his orders, as well as the fact that the General accepted the Marshal's apology on the miscommunication*
 

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Letter to Henri Jules de Bourbon (Etranger - Private)

Dearest Henri,

Why do you regret? You have already stepped down and the only thing worse than stepping below your station is failing at it, so stop being regretful that you were elected. Far better to step down and succeed than fail and let it all be for naught. You chose this path so now embrace it if this is what you wish for.

I am happy that you found the gift of use, and that you have found proper apartments. While you may wish to serve your constituency, always remember that if you spend too much time among them you will stop being a rarity and instead become nothing special to them. Perhaps soon you can take up active service, when the demand of France once again calls. For now I think the position of officer in his Majesty’s army may be overcrowded by all the returning men from the army, rather wait for an opening of something befitting you.

I heard of your bill in the chamber, it made me most happy and proud, and I hope you will join me for lunch before long. The Marquis de Valence has written to me, asking to rent the Hôtel de Lassay, rumour has it that he is to be the foreign minister and as such wants a proper place to entertain foreign dignitaries, not that I blame him. I have given it considerable thought and I think I may just accept. I long for the countryside, the clean air, the hunt, the gardens. A more simple life no doubt. I think I shall return to the Château d'Écouen soon and spend the next few years there, it is a beautiful Château and would be a lovely place for some quiet.

I hope you will join me for lunch before I leave Paris

With love,
Grandfather
 

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Name: Belle
Born: Sometime in 1800
Place of Birth: Paris, Ile de France
Current Residency: Morlaix, Finistère
Religion: Catholic
Profession: Disney Princess Merchant's daughter/Generally well-read independent young woman
Political Affiliation: General liberal leanings but fond of royalty (especially beastly princes)
Social Class: Lower Middle Class

Background: Belle was born in Paris, the only child of a well-travelled merchant named Maurice. Her mother died while she was a baby, succumbing to an outbreak of plague. Her father moved to a little town, a quiet village, in Brittany following her death. Far from chaos of the French Revolution, they avoided the bulk of the madness, allowing Belle to be properly raised in peace. While her father struggled to make a living trading goods during the tumultuous times of the early 19th Century, Belle was often left to her own devices. She never asked much of her father, and when he asked if there was anything he could bring her home while he was travelling, she only ever asked for a single rose. When her father was home, he would often dabble in inventing, involving his daughter in the process whenever she showed interest. When he was travelling, she spent most of her time in the presence of the local priest, who provided her with plenty of reading material and gave her an education most women lacked. As she grew older, she was often seen wandering the town with her nose in a book. She read many of the classics, but was drawn mostly to great works of fiction and romance. Stories filled with young women finding their Prince Charming caught her interest most of all. Even as revolutionary ideas spread and women found their station raised the tiniest bit, the locals considered her peculiar and rather odd. Soon she flowered into a beautiful young woman, with many claiming that her looks had no parallel, hounded by the men of the village. While either at odds with the others in town or avoiding the advances of pig-headed men, Belle always aspired for more. When she wasn't reading or helping her father with his inventions, she would wander into the hills, wondering if there must be more than this provincial life. She longs to become more than just a merchant's daughter and dreams of the day she will find her Prince Charming, an intellectual man who respects her for her mind rather than her beauty.
((You continue to impress/amuse, Mike. :D))
 

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Name: Belle
Born: Sometime in 1800
Place of Birth: Paris, Ile de France
Current Residency: Morlaix, Finistère
Religion: Catholic
Profession: Disney Princess Merchant's daughter/Generally well-read independent young woman
Political Affiliation: General liberal leanings but fond of royalty (especially beastly princes)
Social Class: Lower Middle Class

Background: Belle was born in Paris, the only child of a well-travelled merchant named Maurice. Her mother died while she was a baby, succumbing to an outbreak of plague. Her father moved to a little town, a quiet village, in Brittany following her death. Far from chaos of the French Revolution, they avoided the bulk of the madness, allowing Belle to be properly raised in peace. While her father struggled to make a living trading goods during the tumultuous times of the early 19th Century, Belle was often left to her own devices. She never asked much of her father, and when he asked if there was anything he could bring her home while he was travelling, she only ever asked for a single rose. When her father was home, he would often dabble in inventing, involving his daughter in the process whenever she showed interest. When he was travelling, she spent most of her time in the presence of the local priest, who provided her with plenty of reading material and gave her an education most women lacked. As she grew older, she was often seen wandering the town with her nose in a book. She read many of the classics, but was drawn mostly to great works of fiction and romance. Stories filled with young women finding their Prince Charming caught her interest most of all. Even as revolutionary ideas spread and women found their station raised the tiniest bit, the locals considered her peculiar and rather odd. Soon she flowered into a beautiful young woman, with many claiming that her looks had no parallel, hounded by the men of the village. While either at odds with the others in town or avoiding the advances of pig-headed men, Belle always aspired for more. When she wasn't reading or helping her father with his inventions, she would wander into the hills, wondering if there must be more than this provincial life. She longs to become more than just a merchant's daughter and dreams of the day she will find her Prince Charming, an intellectual man who respects her for her mind rather than her beauty.

((
))
 

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((@MastahCheef117 shame shame shame shame))

Delivered to Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, duc de Conegliano, Baron de Conegliano, Maréchal de France

@Mikkel Glahder




Haut et puissant seigneu,

On command of His Most Christian Majesty, make yourself known to the Palais des Tuileries, ten o'clock, tomorrow morning.
Salutations distinguées,

Grand Chambellan de France
--

Delivered to Arnaud Alexandre Saint-Maurice de Loritz, Comte de Berstett
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Haut et puissant seigneu,

On command of His Most Christian Majesty, make yourself known to the Palais des Tuileries, twelve o'clock, tomorrow afternoon.

Salutations distinguées,

Grand Chambellan de France
--

Delivered to Claude Louis Marie de Beauvilliers, duc de Saint-Aignan
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Haut et puissant seigneu,

On command of His Most Christian Majesty, make yourself known to the Palais des Tuileries, one o'clock, tomorrow afternoon.
Salutations distinguées,

Grand Chambellan de France
--

Delivered to Élie Louis Decazes, comte Decazes


Haut et puissant seigneu,

On command of His Most Christian Majesty, make yourself known to the Palais des Tuileries, two o'clock, tomorrow afternoon.

Salutations distinguées,

Grand Chambellan de France

Delivered to François Joseph de Gratet, vicomte du Bouchage



Haut et puissant seigneu,

On command of His Most Christian Majesty, make yourself known to the Palais des Tuileries, three o'clock, tomorrow afternoon.
Salutations distinguées,

Grand Chambellan de France
 

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Henri listens to the various responses, making notes as they go.

"In accordance with the wishes of my fellow legislators, I have modified the original petition. Do feel free to comment further."
 

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Name: Charles-Pierre de Cleri
Born: 1775
Profession: Adventurer, Man of Intrigue, and Professional Bonapartist
Department: Switzerland (exile)
Background:

A former Officer in the Grande Armee, de Cleri bravely endured the war in Spain, successfully escaped the ill-fated Siege of Badajoz in 1812 (without firing a single shot), fought Spanish Guerrillas (again, without firing a single shot), took grapeshot at Waterloo (once again, never having fired his weapon), and now is forced to live in exile to escape the wrathful pikes of his enemies. He largely spends his time smuggling in spiteful pamphlets across the border and saying unsporting things about those who defeated his beloved Empire.​
 

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Upon receiving the summons of His Majesty the King, Dhuizon dressed once again in his best attire and came up to the Tuileries. There, as before, he heard two large knocks on the chamber door of the King, and the same voice: "The comte de Dhuizon, Your Majesty!" Dhuizon referenced immediately, approached, and referenced again. He stood in silence, awaiting the King to speak first.
 

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((Letter to Victor Durand @TJDS ))

Fellow Deputy,

I am still in Tolouse waiting to get interviewed. As such I can not form petitions of my own. Now, this however, give me a lot of sparetime and I have even got a copy of your petition and read your essays. Now I would say that it is important to not let the Clergy and their "science" win - remember that the "science" of the Church led to the downfall of rule of law in the 1600s and 1700s and that their "science" would subsequently lead to the deaths of hundreds of "witches" of that period. Meanwhile the greatest "achievement" they possessed was in fact a paper of over 500 pages debating whether a rat touching the Bible would make the rat holy or the Bible unholy (and the conclusion was no to both). That is a waste of resources, and we can't let the Church take us back to that age (however, I am a firm Christian and believe it have other important merits). Now I digress, and I do find your petition to be a good compromise, especially in the face of the new petition by a certain Bishop.

I would like you to consider these points in your petitions, or your opinion of them:

1: Already in Primary Schools are to offer courses in history, geography. (This is in order to achieve from an early age on a population who are aware of the world, France and our shared history).
2: Secondary Schools are to teach philosophy. (The Catholic Church are known to be against this as they see it is as a threat against their position and theology. However we should make this required by law in Secondary Schools in order to further develop our nation, instead of going back to ignorance).
3: Public schools are to teach art, gymnastics, modern languages, music and contemporary history. (This is in order for the population as a whole to gain an adequate education which the Church and current system can't provide).
4: Public Schools are to be opened in Communes with 500 residents or more.
5: The state are to fund and found new faculties across universities. The state are also to found a network of research institutes of higher studies in the sciences, history, and economics. (Again in order to combat the hold the Clergy may have over "sciences". Remember that the conservative Clergy consider only religious science and studies to be true science. If they get a hold on higher education we may miss out great improvements in natural sciences, economics and so forth which would be a major liability to our Nation).
6: Increase the infrastructure of Scholastic Libraries for schools.
7: The progress of our educational reforms are to be tested on conscripts. Each new contigent of conscripts are to perform literacy tests. In this way we can see clear tendencies and developments in society, if certain periods increase or decrease literacy and draw conclusions on what to keep, what to implement and what to discard.

I thank you for your time and hope you will consider one of my points and if possible include them or write me back to state your opinion on them.

-Capitaine Lothaire Lécuyer.
 
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