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LS, in French with translation, as Minister for War, to Citizen Desvaux, (Lazare Nicolas Marguerite, 1753-1823, French Military Engineer and Minister for War, the 'Organizer of Victory' in 1794)
1800 - saying that on 25th May 1800 he "gave order to Citizen Renard to deliver at Troyes . 5795 Shirts . for the foreign prisoners of war", which by 13th July had still not arrived, he reminds Desvaux that "the 18th Military Division forms part of those you have to support as deputy to Citizen Renard" and that supplying the shirts is "of the highest priority", attractive printed heading with woodblock device, 1 side 4to, address on conjugate leaf 'chez le Citoyen Magon-la-Balue Place Vendôme No. 10', Paris, 30th Fructidor year 8,17th September When Carnot was a member of the Committee of Public Safety, he was responsible for almost all its military business, frequently visiting the Eastern front against the Austrians and their allies. In the reaction against the Terror he was denounced in the Convention, at which a member cried out "Will you dare to lay hands on the man who has organized victory?" Early in 1800 he became Minister for War again, and effected much-needed reforms in the administration.
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