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, one Dr. Guillotin, described as a physician, published a couple of pamphlets, of a character so inflammatory that he was prosecuted for them by the Parliament of Paris. The pamphlets and the persecution made him so popular that, although previously a person of no consideration, when the election came on, he was chosen one of theocate of the proposition. When, at last, it was determined to retain it and to substitute decollation, in all cases for hanging, the hereditary executioner of Paris, one Sanson, whose descendants still enjoy the office, suggested difficulties, which ultimately led to the adoption of the guillotine. He seems to have taken intordly been made, when the instrument was brought into prodigious activity. The 10th of August came--thousands of political prisoners were murdered in their cells — Paris was knee-deep in blood — the Girondists and the Jacobins both claimed the merit of that glorious exploit — and while they were ready, each, to assert their claims <