Monarcho-Socialist with Brazilian characteristics
- May 9, 2007
The only words Lièvremont allowed himself to say out loud were "Vive la France, vive la Loi, vive le Roi"
((Private - @Andre Massena))
Mon cher Domadeaux,
No temporal reward would ever be sufficient for your heroic labors on my behalf. As such, I hereby issue you more work. Assume the title of interim Minister of the Interior, for my sake, and take charge of our internal forces. You will work closely with Generals MacMahon and Bazaine to ensure the public order. Please find enclosed your official letter of commission.
I anticipate a substantial amount of turnover among the ranks of the officials and the officer corps, and I shall be hard at work naming new occupants for the offices of those who abandon their duties. Keep a close eye on them all, particularly those aristocrats who swear the oath, in case they are merely hiding their true intent. We will want to gradually retire those whose commitment is merely lukewarm, and suppress those who actively refuse their true allegiance to the Republic.
The world must see a France that is strong and steady, and you will assist me in projecting that strength and steadiness.
With fondest regards,