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Reus, Prince de ; learns that Naples has made peace with the Direc-
tory, 218 ; informs the internuncio of the treaty, 219.



INDEX. 333

R^VEILLON ; description of the attack on his house by de Salamon,
297, 298.

Richard, jailer of the Conciergerie, 249 ; tragic death of his wife, 251 ;
his servant, 251 ; her anecdotes of Marie Antoinette and others, 251
et seq. ; he tells de Salamon stories of the ingenuity of prisoners,
253 ; his granddaughter, who saved President Angrau, 262 ; he
relates numerous anecdotes of the queen, the Duke of Orleans,
Madame Elizabeth, and others, 262 et seq.

EoBEKT, president of the Commune; signs the decree releasing the
internuncio, 110.

EOBESPIERRE, fall of, 197.

EocKEBRUNE, Abbe de; his administration of the diocese of Saint-
Flour, xxxvi.

KoHAN, Cardinal de ; defended by de Salamon, 5 ; incidents in the
affair of the diamond necklace, 293, 294.

EosAMBO, de, president of the Chambre des Vacations ; his character,
118 ; his connection with the protest of the Parliament, 128, 129.
303, 304 ; betrayed by his servant, and arrested, 129.

EoviiRE, de ; the internuncio writes to him, 104.

RoYER, cure of Saint-Jean-en-Greve ; the internuncio's fellow-pris-
oner, 19 ; saintly but jovial, 21 ; his gayety keeps up the spirits of
the prisoners, 25 ; exhorts his companions, 54 ; gives them abso-
lution in articulo mortis, 56 ; is brought before the assassins, 71 ;
not having taken the oath to the civil constitution of the clergy, he
is condemned to death : his assassination, 73, 74 ; the Abbe Sicard's
account of his death, 300 ; the Abbe Godard's account of his death,
301, 302.

RuFFO, the two Cardinals: theii* gratitude to de Salamon, 313.



Saint-Palais, Clement de ; the internuncio refuses to speak to him
because he is a commandant in the National Guards, 41, 42.

Salamon, Ange-Marie-Alphonse ; a nephew of the internuncio ; he pre-
sents his portrait to the Musee Calvet, xx.

Salamon, Alphonse, Baron de ; mayor of Montelimar at the outbreak
of the Revolution ; imprisoned during the Terror ; saved by the
death of Robespierre ; mayor of Lyons ; his stormy career, xvii.

Salamon, Mgr. (Louis-Sifferin) ; his birth, xvii; his education at
Carpentras and Lyons, xviii ; studies law and theology at Avignon,
xviii ; patronized by Pius VL, xix ; purchases the office of cleri-
cal councillor in the Parliament of Paris, xxi ; his defence of Car-
dinal de Rohan, 6, 293, 294 ; describes the excitement in the Prov-
inces in 1788, 295 ; his indignation at the support given to the
edict in favor of the Protestants by some of the bishops and clergy.



334 INDEX.

296 ; his account of the workmen's attack on Eeveillon, 297-298 ; is
appointed internuncio, 6 ; arrested, 13 ; brought before the Com-
mittee of Surveillance, 15 ; his reception by Marat, who had at-
tempted to poison him, 16 ; his imprisonment in the Mairie : de-
scribes his fellow-prisoners and their terrible sufferings, 18 et seq.
does not neglect his hair, 20 ; his interview with Blanchet, 20 ;
shares his meals with the starving priest, 22 et seq. ; is amazed at
the hopefulness of his companions, 27 ; the bishops in the Carmes
send him a messenger, 28 ; is it lawful to take the oath of liberty
and equality ? 29 ; the internuncio's answer, 29-31 ; transferred to
the Abbaye, 36 ; meets an old schoolmate, 37 ; his reception by the
other prisoners, and his strange bedfellow, 38 ; sends Blanchet to
Torne, the constitutional bishop and Jacobin, 39 ; Petion sends an
order for the internuncio's release, 41 ; the casuistry of the internun-
cio, 42 ; his new prison, 44 ; the 2d of September, 45 ; the prison-
ers dine merrily — "How gay they are ! " 49 ; the jailor's interrup-
tion : " The people are marching on the prisons ! " 50; the internun-
cio's religious coldness, 55 ; his confession interrupted, 56 ; the mob
in the Abbaye, 56 ; the absolution in articulo mortis, 56 ; why the
perruquier was arrested, 58 ; honesty his only crime, 59 ; sadness
changed to joy : Petion coming with the national guards, 59 ; the
jailor's wine and the revelry of the prisoners, 60 ; Petion not com-
ing : despair, 61 ; the doors assaulted, 64 ; attempt of the internun-
cio and others to escape, 65 ; he is conducted with the other prisoners
to the tribunal, 70 ; describes the massacre of his companions, 73
et seq. ; his mental and physical condition, 76, 77; "What should
I do to avoid the question about the oath ? " 77 ; a deputation from
the Marseillais asks the release of two prisoners, 79 ; immense suc-
cess of the internuncio as a Jacobin orator, 80, 81 ; the two prisoners
sent for in consequence, 82 ; horrible massacre of two boys : their
heroism, 81, 82 ; it restores his piety, 82, 83 ; a wearisome hunch-
back, 86 ; the internuncio prevented from escaping by him, 88 ;
examined by Maillard and sent into the violon, 88-90 ; sends a
message by the hunchback to Blanchet, 92 ; Sergent interests him-
self in his favor, 99 ; he is conducted before the Civil Committee,
100 ; acquitted, but advised to spend another night in prison, 103 ;
the mob attacks the violon, 105 ; driven back by the National
Guard, 106 ; the internuncio's contempt for the Abbe Sicard, 107 ;
his release, 109 ; is appointed vicar apostolic of France, 110 ; a re-
trospect : the Chambre des Vacations, 118; de Salamon a member
of it, 118 ; he resists Bailly and the Commune of Paris, 120 ; he
settles the troubles among the quarrymen of Montmartre, 122 et
seq. ; signs the protest of the Parliament, 128, 304 ; the section of
Bondy tries to seize him, 130 ; he is warned not to enter his house,
131 ; is sheltered by Madame Dellebart, 131 ; calls at the houses of



INDEX. 335

his colleagues : they are arrested or under surveillance, 132, 134 ; he
remains with Madame Dellebart : their conversations, 139-40;
Blanchet arrested and his house plundered, 141 ; receives letters
and dispensations from Rome, 148 ; an alarm at Madame Delle-
bart' s, 150 ; de Salamon leaves, 151 ; his deplorable compatriot,
ex- Abbe Rouviere, 151 et seq. ; his interview with a tearful Jacobin,
157, 158 ; he leaves Paris, 159 ; some startling adventures in the sub-
urbs, 159, 160 ; sleeps in the Bois de Boulogne, but returns to Paris
in the morning, 160 ; an ingenious plan for leaving the city, 162 ;
meets priests in the woods and forms a council, 163, 164 ; the decree
against the nobles, 165 ; nights in the open air, 167 et seq. ; an old
maid, pious and ugly, 169 ; he obtains a lodging with Madame
Grandin, 171 ; a shrewish mother and an angelic daughter, 174 et
seq. ; an alarm, 178 ; a search for Marianne, 180, 181 ; money at last,
182; Grandin wants to present him to the Commune, 182 ; Mile.
Girard intervenes, 183 ; a terrible adventure, 188, 189 ; a thunder-
bolt : " They are all dead ! " 190 ; a strange adventure in the for-
est with two fugitive ladies, 191 et seq. ; letters from Rome, 19o>
196 ; learns of Blanchet's release, 198 ; visits Bourdon de I'Oise, 201 ;
who obtains from the Committee a decree in his favor, 203 ; nego-
tiating a concordat with the Directory, 216 ; learns that JSTaples has
made a secret treaty with the Directory, 218, 219 ; despatches a cour-
ier to Rome, who is arrested, 219, 220 ; his advice to the Pope neg-
lected, 221 ; arrested for conspiracy, 222, 223 ; in a horrible dungeon,
224 et seq. ; visited by Madame Colin, 226 et seq. ; conducted to
his house in Passy, 228, 229 ; back to his dungeon, 230 ; a horrible
adventure : alone with an assassin, 230, 231 ; a singular magistrate,
233 et seq. ; brought before a court, 237, 238 ; transferred to the
Grande Force, 239 ; in a cell with two convicts, 240 ; at the end of
five weeks a singular visitor, 241 ; learns that death is the penalty,

242 ; sent to the infirmary, and delighted with his new quarters,

243 ; meets many curious characters, 245 et seq. ; in the Concier-
gerie, 249 ; meets a friendly jailor, 250 ; hears many ncAv anecdotes
of Marie Antoinette, the Princess Elizabeth, and the Duke of Or-
leans, 251 et seq. ; before the Criminal Tribunal, 257 ; his eloquent
protest against quashing the indictment, 258-259 ; "the little man
with the brown face," 260, 261 ; receives another list of jurors, 265;
a new adjournment proposed, 266 ; de Salamon's speech in reply,
266-268 ; saved by Richard from the consequences of his rashness,

269 ; worse jurors than ever, 280 ; Richard's successful stratagem,

270 et seq. ; a placable usher, 271 ; a new indictment, 278 ; de
Salamon's address to the court, 279-280 ; his examination, 281-286 ;
last hours at the Conciergerie, 287 et seq. ; acquitted, 290 ; appoint-
ed administrator of the diocese of Normandy in 1801, 291 ; his let-
ters to Cardinal Zelada, 293-297 ; titular bishop, xxxiv ; appointed



336 INDEX.

Auditor atKome by Louis XVIII., but rejected by Pius VII., xxxvii;
his ostentatious establishment in Eorae, 316 ; bishop of Saint-Flour,
xxxvi ; his benefactions to his diocese, xxxvii, xxxviii ; his death,
xl.

Saron, Bochart de, first president ; disagrees with de Salamon, 1 23 ;
signs the protest of the Parliament, 128 ; arrested, 129 ; conducted
to La Force, 133.

S:6cHELLES ; see Herault, de.

Segue,, Comte de ; Madame de Villeneuve's father, see note, xiv.

Senozan, Mme. de, sister of Malesherbes ; is under surveillance ; is
visited by de Salamon, 146 ; tells him that all her relations are in
the prison of Port Libre, 147.

Sergent ; Blanch et and the women of the quarter beg him to save the
internuncio, 98 ; he promises to do so, 98, 99.

SiCAED, Abbe ; meets the internuncio at the Mairie, 19 ; saved by
Monotte, 33 ; with the internuncio in the violon, 93 et seq. ; his
letter to the Assembly, 107; his release, 110; extracts from his
memoirs, 299-301.

Simon, Abbe, (brother of the following); in the Mairie, 31 ; taken to
the Abbaye, 84 ; declares he has taken the oath of liberty and
equality, 84 ; he is the fii'st of the prisoners to escape death, 85.

Simon, Canon of Saint-Quentin ; goes to the Mairie to see his brother,
and is ordered to remain in the prison, 31 ; conducted to the Ab-
baye and massacred, 79.

Sol:^hac, Chevalier de ; his pardon asked for by the Marseillais, 79 ;
the internuncio speaks to the assassins in his favor, and he is ac-
quitted, 80-82 ; his release, 110.

Soyecouet, Mme. de, nee Priucesse de Nassau-Sarrebruck ; treats
Blauchet haughtily in prison, 145 ; her indebtedness to Blanchet's
master, 145.

SuLX, Duchesse de ; requested by de Salamon to visit Blanchet, 1 49 ;
frequently visits the prison in disguise, 149.



Talleyrand-Perigort), Cardinal de ; receives two violent letters from

de Salamon concerning Pius VII., xxxv.
Tallien, secretary of the Commune ; signs the decree in favor of the

internuncio's release, 110.
ToLOSAN, General de ; substituted on de Salamon's list of jurors, 272 ;

works earnestly for his acquittal, 290.
Torn:]^, Abbe, 39 ; a bad man, but under obligations to the internuncio,

40 ; determines to save him, and visits Petion, 41 ; receives a letter

from the internuncio, 104 ; compelled by Blanchet to go at once,

and save him, 108, 109 ; procures his release, 109 ; entertains him

in his hotel, 110.



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INDEX. 337

Tripier, Abbe de ; assists de Salamon in founding the academy at
Saint-Flour, xxxviii.



ViGiER, ex-attorney to the Parliament ; visits Gohier in de Salamon's
interest, 273 ; Gohier's reply, 273.

ViLLENEUVE-S^GUR, de, a daughter of Comte de Segur, xiv (note);
the internuncio relates his adventures to her, xv ; she persuades
him to write them, xv ; gives her word that the manuscript shall
not leave her hands, xv ; date of the composition of the Memoirs,
and death of Madame de Villeneuve, xvi.

ViTALi, Abbe ; a schoolmate of the internuncio, 37 ; they meet in
the Abbaye, 37 ; his massacre, 43.



Young Minim Monks, the two; denounced and imprisoned in the
Abbaye, 53 ; massacred, 77-78.



Zelada, Cardinal ; his letters to the internuncio, 112, 195; the inter-
nuncio's letters to him, 293-297.



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