"The Revolution," II., 69. Dauban, "Paris en 1794." Most of them no longer work." Buchez et Roux, XVIII., 346. Decrees of Brumaire 14, Nivose 7 and Germinal 22 on the departments assigned to the supply of Paris. Buchez et Roux, XXVIII., 489. Reports of June 20 and 21, 1793, July 21, 22, 28, 29 and 31, and every day of the months of August and September, 1793. Archives Nationales, F.7, 31167.
At the Hotel de Ville of Bordeaux, they eulogize the 21st of January: "There was then a roar as frightful as it was general. A city official coolly replied to us: What would you have? To oppose anarchy we have been forced to join the aristocrats, and they rule." Guillon de Montleon, I., 305 and following pages. Buchez et Roux, XXVIII., 151.
He reads before the Academy of Arras a discourse against the civil incapacities of illegitimate children, and then another on reforms in criminal jurisprudence. Garat, 85. Fievee, who heard him at the Jacobin Club, said that he resembled a "tailor of the ancient regime." La Reeveillere-Lepeaux, "Memoires." Buchez et Roux, XXXIV., 94. Malouet, "Memoires," II., 135. Buchez et Roux, VI., 372.
What a nice bit, eh? Doesn't it seem to you that they belittle him too much? The infinite stupidity of the masses makes me indulgent to individualities, however odious they may be. I have just gulped down the first six volumes of Buchez and Roux. The clearest thing I got out of them is an immense disgust for the French. My Heavens! Have we always been bunglers in this fair land of ours?
The press is very free, and the pen of the journalist is an object of merchandise; religion, too, is very free, and every wearer of a gown, be it short or long, who knows how to excite public curiosity, can draw an audience about him. M. Lacordaire has his devotees, M. Leroux his apostles, M. Buchez his convent. Why, then, should not instruction also be free?
"Archives des Affaires etrangeres," vol. 1411. "Citizens are, to-day, eager to see who shall have a commissioner at his table: who shall treat him the best. .. the Commissioners of the primary assemblies come and fraternise with them in the Jacobin club. Buchez et Roux, XXVIII., 409. Cf. Proces verbal of he National Festival of the 10th of August. Dauban "La Demagogie en 1791."
"He wanted to rule France influentially rather than directly." Buchez et Roux, XIV., 188. "Robespierre listened to me with dismay, turned pale and kept silent for some moments.
"One of members observed that there would be a good deal of trouble in raising an armed force of one thousand men." The principal military leaders at Caen and at Lyons, Wimpffen, Precy, Puisaye, are Feuillants and form only a provisional alliance with the Girondists properly so called, Hence constant contentions and reciprocal mistrust. Buchez et Roux, XXVII, 360.
"I owed my life to Cambon personally, while, through his firmness, he preserved the whole Treasury department, continually attacked by the all-powerful Jacobin club." Buchez et Roux, XXXIII., 431, 436, 441.
We find in their doctrine, and in their legal and religious codes, not only the idea of multiple union claimed by Enfantin and his forty disciples of Ménilmontant, but also the theories of Buchez, who desired to free labour from the servitude of wages, to bring about solidarity of production, and to communalise capital, after first setting aside an inalienable reserve.