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Louis-Matthieu Molé letter to Paul-Pierre Thomasson

Louis-Matthieu Molé letter to Paul-Pierre Thomasson

Descriptive Summary

Title: Louis-Matthieu Molé letter to Paul-Pierre Thomasson
Creator: Molé, Louis-Mathieu, comte, 1781-1855
Inclusive Dates: 1830 September 1
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms949
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Louis-Mathieu Molé was a French monarchist statesman who held office under Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, and Louis-Philippe. After the July Revolution of 1830, Molé served Louis-Philippe as prime minister and minister of foreign affairs (1836-39). His ministry strengthened the French hold on Algeria, achieved a satisfactory solution of the Belgian question, and sought conciliation at home. The ministry, however, was attacked for being a mouthpiece of the King, and Molé resigned in 1839 (though he continued to serve in the Chamber of Deputies). When revolution broke out in 1848, Louis-Philippe again asked Molé to form a government (February 23), but to do so proved impracticable. He was a right-wing deputy in the Legislative Assembly in 1848-51, but after the coup d'etat of Dec. 2, 1851, Molé retired from public life.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter dated Paris, September 1, 1830, "Monsieur [Mr. Thomasson]", vice consul in Savannah, signed Molé, requesting that the vice consul comply with Louis Philippe's new law requiring all public officials to swear allegiance to the new regime and the new constitution and its laws. A note in the upper left margin indicates that the Savannah diplomat received and replied to the document.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Louis-Matthieu Molé letter to Paul-Pierre Thomasson, ms949, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Allegiance -- France.
Louis Philippe, King of the French, 1773-1850
Thomasson, Paul-Pierre -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1830 September 1