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ARREST DU CONSEIL D'ESTAT DU ROY, QUI ACCORDE À CEUX QUI ONT PRIS DES BILLETS DU CAISSIER DE LA COMPAGNIE D'OCCIDENT, UN DÉLAY JUSQU'AU PREMIER JANVIER 1719. POUR FOURNIR LES QUATRE CINQUIÉMES DE BILLETS DE L'ETAT QU'ILS AUROIENT DU REMETTRE LE PREMIER NOVEMBRE PROCHAIN. DU VINGT- DEUXIÉME SEPTEMBRE 1718.
Paris. 1718. - 4pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Contemporary inscription. Fine. A French royal decree regarding stock in the Compagnie d'Occident. This is the beginning of the end for the Compagnie d'Occident, as the Mississippi Bubble begins to burst. "A variant and unrecorded issue of Wroth 654" - Maggs. The one copy in OCLC, at Harvard, appears to be the same as Wroth 654. Rare. From the library of Cardinal Etienne Charles de Lomenie de Brienne (1727-94), Minister of Louis XVI, Archbishop of Toulouse and of Sens. A friend of Voltaire and a member of the Académie Française, Brienne wielded significant power as head of the Finance Ministry, which earned him many enemies. He died in prison during the French Revolution, despite having renounced Catholicism in 1793 (presumably as an attempt to save his life). WROTH, ACTS OF FRENCH ROYAL ADMINISTRATION 654 (ref). MAGGS, FRENCH COLONISATION OF AMERICA 114 (this copy). OCLC 84933922 (ref).
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