LINDET, Robert. 17439



Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Lindet’, to Citoyen Perregaux, discussing the return of the adjutant general of the Rhine army, advising an interview, reminding Perregaux of Casimir Depierre, and other matters. In French. 1 page 8½ x 7 inches, fine, with the integral address leaf, red wax seal. rue de la Calendre, 11 germinal an 7 [31 March 1799]. Jean-Baptiste Robert Lindet (1746 – 1825), French politician of the Revolutionary period. He became a substitute member of the Committee of Public Safety on April 6, 1793, and soon replaced the ill Jean Antoine Debry. Without being formally opposed to Maximilien Robespierre, he did not support him, and he was, with Philippe Rühl, one of the only two members of the Committee who did not sign the order for the execution of Danton and his party. When asked to do so, he had replied to Louis de Saint-Just: “I am here to protect citizens, and not to murder patriots”. He served as Minister of Finance from June 18 to November 9, 1799.