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I used to be placed below arrest, including my parents, on August 23, 1793, at our château of Mouchy-le-Châtel, within the division of the Oise. i used to be taken to the criminal at Saint-François à Beauvais, within the outdated convent, at the sixth of October of a similar 12 months and to that at Chantilly at the twentieth of an analogous month. There I remained till the fifth of April, 1794, whilst i used to be transferred to Paris, to the Collège du Plessis, from which i used to be liberated at the nineteenth of the subsequent October.
Te interval of my confinement in numerous prisons through the Reign of Terror used to be so harassing that the assumption of writing out its info didn't then ensue to me; but if I had the comfort of seeing my son once again, he was once desirous of studying all approximately it. I feared that I may be triumph over by way of my emotions if i attempted to narrate the main points to him, and for that reason decided to put in writing the subsequent memoirs.
My mom and dad retired to their property of Mouchy-le-Châtel, within the division of the Oise, within the month of September, 1792. I observed them thither, and was once their sole better half. They resolved, from prudential reasons, to obtain visits from not anyone. This privation expense my father not anything, for he used to be evidently shy, notwithstanding the positions he had occupied had compelled him to dwell regularly within the nice global. My mom, who enjoyed him dearly, accustomed herself to retirement with submission to the desire of windfall, with the certainly satisfied disposition maintained via all of the occasions of her life.
She enjoyed process in all issues, and he or she brought it so effectively into our everyday life that it handed swiftly. interpreting, paintings, play, and jogging crammed up each second. My mom and dad took excitement in furnishing refreshment to the harvesters in the course of their weary labour, in sympathizing with their issues, and in assisting them by way of kindnesses. despite the placement within which the Revolution put my father, and the average repugnance which he declared he felt in the event you have been engaged in it, he gave volunteers the technique of paying their approach. My father had, if i'll so exhibit myself, a keenness for charity. His fingers have been consistently able to bestow, and at any time when he got a amount of money he may in a couple of hours claim, with delight, that he had none of it left.
He may well maintain not anything while he knew that others have been agony; health center traveling, relief rendered in deepest, all kinds of style deeds and comforting words,—in truth all sturdy works have been ordinary to him; in those on my own he discovered happiness.
I have obvious him refuse issues which he may have needed for himself with the intention to upload to the variety of his charities. but my father was once born with a truly unsatisfied disposition; the fortune, the honours, and the entire pleasures that his place secured him have been spoiled via the main depressing discontent. I usually endeavoured, firmly and respectfully, to teach him that Heaven had bestowed each reward upon him, and that not anything used to be desirous to his place. He listened patiently to what I needed to say; yet i didn't reach convincing him. I fearful myself and won not anything. My mom, to the contrary, usually stated to me that if she may still go back to society she wouldn't wish to swap her demeanour of dwelling the least bit. She had a charmingly satisfied disposition, and was once by no means out of humour for a moment.
Several occasions throughout the Revolution it was once proposed that I should still to migrate. certainly one of my family despatched for me at assorted classes, and instructed me to consent to take action. I regularly refused, having a good repugnance to leaving my nation, and intending to watch over the previous age of my mom and dad, who have been already separated from a few of their children.
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