The unhappy inhabitants of the parishes of the seigneurie of Montjoye-Vaufrey in Upper Alsace have the honor of bringing to your attention a statement of their grievances regarding the arbitrary and vexatious burdens with which their seigneur, on the basis of his personal authority and without title, overwhelms them.
If your Grace would deign to take account of all the revolting and inhumane injustices described in this statement, from your sense of fairness they dare to hope for reform.
Joseph Erard and Jean Francois Voysard, who have been sent to wait on Your Grace to appeal to your humanity and beneficence and to obtain a consoling decision, are staying at the Grand Marlbourough at Versailles where they await Your Grace's orders.
“ Assure each Jewish individual his liberty, security, and the enjoyment of his property. You owe him nothing more. He is a foreigner to whom, during the time of his passage and his stay, France owes hospitality, protection and security.” –La Fare Spring 1790
“ I ask...that it be declared, relative to the Jews, that they will be able to become active citizens, like all the peoples of the world, by fulfilling the conditions described by the constitution” (Duport at the admission of Jews to rights of citizenship, Sept. 1791)
In 1794, this "cult of the Supreme Being" briefly replaced Catholicism as the official religion of France. This poster declares, "The French people recognize the Supreme Being and the immortality of the soul."