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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1791 edition. Excerpt: ... house, where I made her several presents, such as a watch, gowns, dec. and gave her nearly jooo crowns. But the gaities of the Beau Monde soon weaned her mind from the austerity of monastic regulations; her Convent appeared the residence of peevishness and discontent, and she expressed her reluctance to return thither in consequence of which, I placed her in an elegant apartment, in the Convent of Ursulines, near the Palais Royale, gave her a femme de chambre, furnished her a magnificent apartment, presented her table-linen, and every necessary article, and allowed her a pension of 1800 livres, which I paid in advance; and also, when I departed from my country-house in the year 1785, from whence I was conveyed to that horrible Bastile, I then found myself short of money, and wrote to my sister to receive 40 Louis, which I had lent to a lady of my acquaintance; they were paid upon demand, but never transmitted to me. Thus disappointed, and my necessity being urgent, I sent my counsel, M. Doillot, to my friend's house, who himself reported that the money was paid; and M. Doillot, notwithstanding, can give testimony to the truth of my assertion, that I never uttered the slightest reproach against my lister. I had three gowns at my mantua-maker's, one of which was valued at 25 Louis; finding myself detained in the Bastile, I begged my counsel, M. Doillot to apprize my sister, that she might remove these articles from the mantua-maker's, and take care of them for me till I should come out of the Bastile. Scarce had I been three weeks in that odious prison of the Salpetriere, than not only the misery of my own condition grieved me, but I felt also the most poignant grief for the situation of my unfortunate sister. Now bereft of every friend,...

The Life of Jane de St. Remy de Valois, Heretofore Countess de La Motte Volume 2 by Jeanne de Saint-Rémy

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