Terror on the Horizon. Part 2
1. A 'carte de civisme' was a type of identity card which also confirmed the holder's pro-Revolutionary (civic) credentials. [back]
The duchess notes the new security measures being implemented by the authorities and their impact on Parisians. This entry comes from the section of the Elbeuf manuscript comprising short daily entries rather than the much longer letter entries found earlier in the notebook series.
Date and place of writing
28 March - 29 March 1793, Paris
Archives nationales de France, F7 4775/1 ( notebook 5, p. 148).