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It is in your power, on the contrary, to raise the one through the other, and to breathe thus new life through all the ramifications of the body politic, robust in itself, but weakened and dried up through the want of circulation. There are those, however, who feem to descry in this paper the annihilation of the affignats. This is an error to which stock-jobbers will labour to give credit, as wishing to monopolize this representative fign, and to possess themselves of the public fortune. But it is evident, that, on the contrary, stockjobbing will find its death in the compulsive circulation of this paper, and that in twenty-four hours the government will triple the value of assignats. The assignat is now at the three hundredth part of its nominal value. When the mandats shall be at par with money, the assignats are to be exchanged at every office in the republic for the hundredth part of their nominal rate. Thus is their value tripled. In a word, the assignats thus exchanged are to be burned, until there shall be no more than 3 milliards in circulation. The circulation will then be brought back to its usual course, and the paper to its natural proportion to the land which it represents. The mandal being on a par with money, and the relation of the affignats with the former being prescribed by the laws, stockjobbing can no longer maintain its i. It dies; and France is elivered from a scourge more horrible than all the inflićtions of her combined enemies This proportion of one to an hundred between the mandat and the assignat appears to be more suit
to make you tear out your entrails
and groups are formed in the public.
squares. The heads of the party no longer conceal their objećt; they audaciously declare it. They with to overturn the republican constitution, to destroy the national representation and the government; to put in force the atrocious and impracticable code of 1793; and to effect the pretended equal division of all property, even in the most inconfiderable nature, such as little shops, &c. They are desirous of plunder. They are, in a word, defirous to re-elect scaffolds, and to bathe as formerly in your blood, gorging themselves with your riches and the smallest produce of your labours. The foreigner who pays
them knows very well that the present government being once destroyed, the multitude wearied at length with various agitations, which must tend to augment their sufferings, will throw themselves into the arms of a king. The mi. ferable agitators, whom he makes his inftruments, must themselves desire this, to place their plunders under the safeguard of an authority which would be their work, and to secure the means of committing fresh ones with impunity, by sharing in all employments. Who can indeed doubt but that they are in agreement with foreigners to royalise France, or to reduce it to a state of debility and confusion, the inevitable consequence of which would be its dismemberment. Do our most declared enemies hold another language and another conduct They say openly that they will carry revenge and fire every where, rather than allow peace to be made; and at the same time they circulate a thousand lying reports to discredit the national money, and thus deprive the government of the means of securing to our armies the faculty of hafening, by new trials, a glorious and durable peace, which is the constant object of the views of the directory, and the aim of all its labours. To these odious manoeuvres they add atrocious calumnies, to deprive the government of the force it needs; they even assert that the executive directory has done nothing towards the consolidation of the Republic. Wellintentioned men! go back to the moment of the installation of the directory, and judge whether in a few months it could have done more. La Vandée has been dif