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[7] party where he met Vergniaud and other prominent revolutionists. He was surprised to find them such plain men; “yet were they exceeding warm.” On December 29, 1792, he notes: “Dined with Gouverneur Morris. Served upon plate — good wines — his Kitchen neither french or English, but between both. Servants french, apartments good.... I have visited the halls of painting and sculpture at the Louvre. The peices [sic] are all called chef d'ceuvres by connoisseurs. The oldest are thought the best, I cannot tell why, though some of the old peices are very good. Milo riving the oak is good....”

He went to the theatre, and observed that the features which appeared to him most objectionable were specially applauded by the audience.

Briefly, amid items of the sale of land, he thus notes the execution of Louis XVI:--

January 15th. The convention has this day decided upon two questions on the King; one that he was guilty, another that the question should not be sent to the people.

January 17th.. The convention up all night upon the question of the King's sentence. At eleven this night the question was determined — the sentence of death was pronounced. 366 death--319 seclusion or banishment-36 various — majority of 5 absolutethe King caused an appeal to be made to the people, which was not allowed; thus the convention have been the accusers, the judges, and will be the executors of their own sentence — this will cause a great degree of astonishment in America....

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