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IN THE WAKE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, THE NEW FRENCH GOVERNMENT AWARDS HONORARY FRENCH CITIZENSHIP TO GEORGE WASHINGTON, ALEXANDER HAMILTON, JAMES MADISON, THOMAS PAINE AND TADEUSZ KOSCIUSZKO

 

GEORGES DANTON (1759-1794).  Danton was a leading figure in the French Revolution and the first President of the Committee of Public Safety.  He was later guillotined. 

 

Printed Document. 3pg. 8 ½” x 10 ½”. August 26, 1792. France.  A printed document with a facsimile signature of Georges Danton at the conclusion.  The document gives several foreigners honorary citizenship in the new French Republic.  The new citizens include Joseph Priestly (the discoverer of oxygen), Thomas Paine (the pamphleteer of the American Revolution), Jeremy Bentham (the British philosopher), William Wilberforce (the British abolitionist), George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and Tadeusz Kosciuszko (the Polish general who assisted the colonists in the American Revolution).  The document is in very fine condition with light staining and browning to the extreme margins.  According to the OCLC, only three other copies of this pamphlet exist, one in France and two in the United States.  This pamphlet was also issued as a broadside.