DORDOGNE. Marquis of BEAUMONT. Autograph... - Lot 269 - Vermot et Associés

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DORDOGNE. Marquis of BEAUMONT. Autograph... - Lot 269 - Vermot et Associés
DORDOGNE. Marquis of BEAUMONT. Autograph letter signed by the Marquis of BEAUMONT, STE FOY sur Dordogne 22 December 1786. 4pp in-8°: "Monsieur. I have read with attention the decree of the Council which orders the trial for three years of the Conversion into Corvée in a money benefit. Every good Frenchman must see, in this wise provision, with the greatest gratitude, the care which the King gives to the happiness of his people, which cannot be better characterized, than by the invitation which His Majesty makes, to warn of the inconveniences which this new operation can experience... The Land, which I live in is situated in Périgord, and confronts with the Agenois. In Périgord, my settler is taxed for a Domain, which I have, for accessory size and capitation of 150 Livres..." Comparison between the taxation of a peasant of the Agenois and a peasant of the Périgord... "Perigord is a Province covered with chestnut woods, hardwoods, walnut trees. The Winter of 1709 destroyed all these productions, so the Government came to the rescue of this part of the Election, removed as much taxation as it could, and burdened this Canton cy, which was truly rich, by the enormous prices of its wines, and by the nature of the soil which is better; but everything is changed..."
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