POITIERS. P.S. by the mayor and aldermen,... - Lot 4 - Daguerre

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POITIERS. P.S. by the mayor and aldermen,... - Lot 4 - Daguerre
POITIERS. P.S. by the mayor and aldermen, Poitiers city hall December 6, 1778; 18 page booklet in-fol.
Minutes of a meeting of the city council where the mayor presents a charity project, on the occasion of the upcoming birth of an
of the upcoming birth of an heir to the throne, and shortly after the King had designated one of his brothers as their
"prince apanagiste" (the Count of Artois). Rather than indulge in "the noisy and expensive pomp of some
of a few temporary festivals," or to make a distribution of edibles which would make the poor people feel more keenly
the mayor proposes, in 22 articles, the creation of an establishment to put an end to the scourge of begging "which depopulates the city".
of begging "which depopulates the countryside in order to deprive the city of the subsistence of the truly poor, which leads by
Signed: Léonard François Xavier Pallu du Parc, mayor, and François Le Comte, Charles Pallu Bourneuf, Francis Bellocque and Louis Bert, aldermen.
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