Law Declaring that Individuals of Both Sexes Are Included in the Laws against Rebels

France. Convention nationale. 1795.

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The government of the French Republic issued this broadside in 1795 to make sure that people throughout France understood that women, as well as men, could be prosecuted as rebels.

On the 7th of Prairial in the third year of the French Republic, one and indivisible [May 26, 1795].

The National Convention, following the proposition of one of its members, with the goal being that the sections of the Commune of Paris arrest, in their respective wards, women who, during the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth days of the month of Prairial [May 20–24, 1795], incited revolt or aided rebels, passes the agenda, having reasoned that individuals of both sexes are to be included in the laws against rebels.

Metadata Details
Item Type Book
Title Law Declaring that Individuals of Both Sexes Are Included in the Laws against Rebels
Short Title Both Sexes Included in Laws Against Rebels, 1795
Place of Publication Paris
Publisher De l'Imprimerie de la République
Creator France. Convention nationale
Publication Date 1795
Language French
Call Number Case oversize FRC 10525
Location Special Collections 4th floor