I am a french lawyer, and politician of the Jacobin party.
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bunniesandbeheadings:

Letter written and autographed by Maximilien Robespierre addressed to Miss Dehay available for auction, speculated to sell between €2,000 - €3,000. 
The letter reads [trans]: 

Mademoiselle, 
I have the honor of sending you a report upon an interesting subject. Such homage may be rendered to the Graces themselves when their other fascinations they join the gift of being able to think and feel, and when they are alike worthy of conferring happiness and of mourning disaster.
Talking of so important a subject, shall I be pardoned, Mademoiselle, if I speak of canaries? No doubt I shall be if the canaries are interesting; and coming from you, could they fail to be? They are very pretty and, being bred by yourself, we expected them to be the most gentle and social of canaries. What was our surprise when, upon approaching the cage, they threw themselves against the bars with an impetus which made us fear for their lives!  They recommence this performance every time they see the hand that feeds them. What plan of education did you adopt for them, ad how have they acquired this savage character? Do the doves that the Graces rear for the chariot of Venus display this wild temperament? Such a face as yours should surely have familiarized without difficulty your canaries with the human face. Or is it that, after seeing yours, they cannot tolerate any other? I beg of you to explain this phenomenon  Meanwhile, with all their faults, we shall always find them lovable. My sister begs me to express her thanks for your kindness in sending her this present, and to assure you of the affection with which you have inspired her.
I am, with respect, Mademoiselle, your very humble and very obedient servant,
de RobespierreArras22 June, 1782
P.S- I have the honor to enclose three copies of the report, and leave you to dispose as you think fit of those you do not intend to keep. 


Some of my very own writing

bunniesandbeheadings:

Letter written and autographed by Maximilien Robespierre addressed to Miss Dehay available for auction, speculated to sell between €2,000 - €3,000. 

The letter reads [trans]: 

Mademoiselle, 

I have the honor of sending you a report upon an interesting subject. Such homage may be rendered to the Graces themselves when their other fascinations they join the gift of being able to think and feel, and when they are alike worthy of conferring happiness and of mourning disaster.

Talking of so important a subject, shall I be pardoned, Mademoiselle, if I speak of canaries? No doubt I shall be if the canaries are interesting; and coming from you, could they fail to be? They are very pretty and, being bred by yourself, we expected them to be the most gentle and social of canaries. What was our surprise when, upon approaching the cage, they threw themselves against the bars with an impetus which made us fear for their lives!  They recommence this performance every time they see the hand that feeds them. What plan of education did you adopt for them, ad how have they acquired this savage character? Do the doves that the Graces rear for the chariot of Venus display this wild temperament? Such a face as yours should surely have familiarized without difficulty your canaries with the human face. Or is it that, after seeing yours, they cannot tolerate any other? I beg of you to explain this phenomenon  Meanwhile, with all their faults, we shall always find them lovable. My sister begs me to express her thanks for your kindness in sending her this present, and to assure you of the affection with which you have inspired her.

I am, with respect, Mademoiselle, your very humble and very obedient servant,

de Robespierre

Arras
22 June, 1782

P.S- I have the honor to enclose three copies of the report, and leave you to dispose as you think fit of those you do not intend to keep. 

Some of my very own writing