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August 02, 2010

Outside Versailles: Markets


"For five months, not a farmer has made his appearance in the markets of this town. Such a circumstance was never known before, although from time to time, high prices have prevailed to a considerable extent. On the contrary, the markets were always well supplied in proportion to the high price of grain."

Letter of the municipal assembly of Louviers, August 1789 "Archives Nationales," D. xxix I.

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