While still a few steps from the officer she unfolded the kerchief and took out of it a white twenty-five-ruble assignat
and hastily handed it to him.
"How odd to find that even this industry has its financial panics, and at times sees its assignats
and greenbacks languish to zero, and everything come to a standstill.
It was legal, for example, to purchase an exemption for two thousand (assignat
) rubles, and Baki peasants who could afford it were always ready to purchase an exemption as a last resort.
Premise 1: "Marat gave his last penny to the poor" (supported by the aim on the box beside Marat's bath and the adjacent note, portrayed as written with Marat's dying hand, which reads: "You will give this assignat
to this mother of five children whose husband died in defense of the fatherland" plus the widely held belief that this was Marat's total wealth when he died).
verbi causa velut oculo visum, ita menti, quae est interior oculus, Prophetiae assignat
officium" (PL 111.1547d).
The conundrum was explained by a note attached to the animal's tail on which was written: 'Ravage can be bribed with a 100 sous assignat
and a handful of sheep's trotters'.
On the bedside box, there is a promissory note with a handwritten letter: "You will give this assignat
to this mother of 5 children whose husband died in the defence of the Fatherland." In his left hand, he clasps a note from his assassin with the telling phrase: "It suffices that I am unfortunate to have the right to your kindness." The painting is personally dedicated "TO MARAT," signed "DAVID," and dated "YEAR TWO," the second year after the declaration of the French Republic.
These good intentions of Jps could backfire, since the devaluation of the assignat
sent creditors back to the courts to demand payments in hard currency or in kind.
For those just beginning their university careers, the editors have thought to include classic graphs showing the depreciation of the assignat
Judith Miller looks at litigation in the aftermath of the assignat
. The social information provided by law suits is shown to offer much for an understanding of family dynamics.