Rare document signed by the prosecutor who helped engineer the Reign of Terror
French revolutionary and public prosecutor of the Revolutionary Tribunal (1746-1795). He personified the ruthlessness of the Reign of Terror and claimed among his victims Marie Antoinette and Georges Danton. After the fall of Robespierre, Fouquier-Tinville was himself tried and guillotined. Scarce partly-printed DS, in French, signed “A. Q. Fouquier,” one page, 7.5 x 10, May 25, 1794. As public prosecutor, Fouquier acknowledges receipt of the proceedings of the negotiator Mr. Bernard Doat. In fine condition.