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Convention, 1793-1795

The National Convention chose Louis Saint-Just and several other deputies to serve on a committee that would draft a new governmental system for the recently established Republic. The new constitution was intended to supersede the Constitution of 1791, which had been based on principles of constitutional monarchy that were now obsolete after the execution of King Louis XVI. The draftsmen were also placed on the elite Committee of Public Safety to maximize their resources. The Convention deemed their work to be of supreme importance, to be completed "in the shortest possible time."
The work took less than two weeks. A complete constitutional document was submitted to the Convention on 10 June 1793.[1] It was subsequently accepted by that body on 24 June and put to a public referendum. Employing universal male suffrage, the vote was a resounding popular victory for the new constitution, which received the approval of 1,784,377 out of approximately 1,800,000 voters.


KM France, Convention, 1793-1795 Grading Price Pic.
623.6 2 Sols year 2 of the First Republic (1793-94), Pau vf 300,00