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Memoirs of the Countess de Valois de la Motte; containing a compleat justification of her conduct, and an explanation of the intrigues and artifices used against her by her enemies, relative to the diamond necklace; also the correspondence between the queen and the Cardinal de Rohan and concluding with an address to the king of France, supplicating a re-investigation of that apparently mysterious business. Preview this item
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Memoirs of the Countess de Valois de la Motte; containing a compleat justification of her conduct, and an explanation of the intrigues and artifices used against her by her enemies, relative to the diamond necklace; also the correspondence between the queen and the Cardinal de Rohan and concluding with an address to the king of France, supplicating a re-investigation of that apparently mysterious business.

Author: Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois LaMotte, comtesse de; Charles Alexandre de Calonne; Alphonse de Serres de La Tour
Publisher: London, Printed for the author, and sold by J. Ridgway, 1789.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois LaMotte, comtesse de; Charles Alexandre de Calonne; Alphonse de Serres de La Tour
OCLC Number: 3985623
Notes: P. 260-261 incorrectly numbered 231-231.
Original English version with autograph signature of the "Comtesse de Valois de la Motte" on p. 231 (i. e. 261).
"Prefatory address," signed: "Countess de Valois de La Motte, " p. [v]-viii.
"Justificatory pieces" ("Memorial concerning the house of Saint Remy de Valois" and spurious correspondence between the Queen Marie Antoinette and Cardinal Rohan): 48 p. at end.
The authorship of Mme. de la Motte, with the reputed assistance of the journalist Serres de Latour and the ex-minister Calonne, is doubtful. cf. Funck-Brentano, La mort de la reine, 1902, p. 111, etc; L. de la Sicotière in Quérard, Supercheries, Paris, 1870, t. II, col. 647-649.
Description: viii, 231 (i. e. 261), [2] pages
Responsibility: Tr. from the French, written by herself ...

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