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Extortioners, forestallers, brokers, &c. --When the French revolution was at the zenith of its fury; when gold and silver had sunk into the earth as the disappears at the first frost of October; when the country was deluged with assignats, worth about half a sons to the livre, (that is, about forty to one.) and commodities had gone up in proportion in the depreciation of the currency, the mob of Paris attributed it all to the acts of extortioners, forestallers, and brokers. The last named class were supposed to have all the coin in the country, and to impair the value of the currency by the enormous prices which they charged for it; and, for their especial benefit, a law was passed prescribing the guillotine as the appropriate punishment for any man who should be convicted of having bought a paper franc for less than its nominal value in coin. But the forestallers and extortioners were the principal objects of revolutionary vengeance. They, it was, who, according to the popu