Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
Marie Antoinette
Dreaming
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Erskine
Sheridan
Spare Moments
The Wounded Sailor
Gallant Daughter
Countess De St. Belmont
Quartering
Camp Dinner
Johnson And Lord Elibank
A Dieppe Pilot




M. Neckar

Anecdotes Home




The six companies, or bodies corporate, of the City of Paris,
set on foot in the month of October, 1788, a subscription for the relief of
the sufferers by a dreadful hail-storm, which had ravaged a part of the
country, and totally destroyed all the hopes of the husbandmen. To the
honour of these companies, no less than 50,000 livres were collected in a
short time, and placed in the hands of M. Neckar, in order to be applied to
the purpose for which they were subscribed. M. Neckar, on receiving the
money, directed it to be sent to the Treasury. "To the Treasury, my lord!"
exclaimed the bearer. "Yes, sir," replied M. Neckar; "50,000 livres will do
well for the Treasury, from which I drew yesterday 150,000 livres, to be
distributed among the same husbandmen whom it is your object to relieve,
feeling assured that the Treasury could never suffer from an advance made
on the credit of the humanity of Frenchmen."





Next: Siege of Cajeta

Previous: Mungo Park



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2794





Random Anecdotes

A Good Example
Bishop Of St. Lisieux
General St. Amour
Maclaurin
Sir W. Scott
Weeping At A Play
Dr. Pepusch
A Sheepish Lamb
Estimate Of Greatness
Erskine
The Princess Charlotte
Catalogue Making
Fear Of Death
Music And Politics
Lely And The Alderman
A Ragged Regiment
Old Ambrose
A Soldier's Wife
An Archbishop
Legal Point
Steele & Addison
Denon And De Foe
Racine
Van Dyke
Quartering