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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

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to make you tear out your entrails
with your own hands
It is against these external ene-
mies that we must wake the ven-
geance of the state. Cover with
indignation and contempt their
eternal advocates; those cowardly
writers who connect themselves
with traitors; who have nothing to
present but frightful portraits; who
avail themselves of an object only
to make the citizens miserable, and
divide to defame them. It is time
that each of us should be proud of
being Frenchmen What are the
crimes of some miserable men to
the national glory, men whom na-
ture has cast upon the territory of
freemen 2 view the revolution with
the same eyes that posterity will
view it ; with the same eyes which
the foreigners whom you combat
view it. Resume that proud ener-
gy that produced vićtory; recol-
le&t your triumphs, and let them
be the pledge of new triumphs.
Frenchmen, be assured of this
great truth; it is, that the safety
of all and each of you is in the
jigid execution of the law relative
to nandats. Already have the
happy effects of their creation been
felt by the bearers of assignats,
which increase in value rapidly,
although it has been pretended
that it would complete their de-
preciation. - t
Let no infringement be made
upon this law, and soon a benefi-
cent dew will vivify the happy soil
that nature has adjudged to us.
France will rise from that deplor-
able langour, a devouring stock-job-
bing will cease her ravages, activity
in arts and commerce will succeed,
the roads and canals will no longer
be in ruins, the public function-
aries of the state will be indemni-
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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

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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

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