VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.freejokes.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
  Home Stories Jokes Joke Topics Jokes Riddles Anecdotes Irish Humour Jests Canadian Humour Puns Animal Anecdotes Free Jokes Humour Scenes


Most Viewed

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


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
300 Scudi (l62), With The Words, "for The Advocate ..
The Wounded Sailor
Man--shut It Up--shut It Up! Go Home And Read My Book, P
The Princess Charlotte
George I
Seeking For A Ball
Mimic Reclaimed
Johnson And Lord Elibank




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 del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2272





Random Anecdotes

Heber's Palestine
Charles V. Of France
French Peasant Girl
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
Frederick The Great
Expedient Of Conjugal Affection
The Wounded Sailor
A Dieppe Pilot
Camp Dinner
Countess De St. Belmont
M. Neckar
A Soldier's Wife
Horse Trials
In July, 1849
Marshal Boufflers
The Kennedies
China-ware
Dictionaries
Curran
Racine
Hanging Judge
Literary Pursuits
Family Sacrifice
Keep To The Point
Bannister