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  night of August 4 1789.jpg - The Night of August 4, 1789. The newly formed National Assembly, formed from the Estates General on 21 July, agreed in the afternoon to issue before a new constitution was written a Declaration of the rights on man. That evening, led by the Dukes of Noailles and Aiguillon, the privileged nobles and clerics agreed to abandon their feudal rights and privileges, including their rights of tax exemption and the tithe tax, bringing about a law that ended “the feudal order.”  Only “honorific rights” were abolished without compensation; feudal rights pertaining to economic obligations of peasants were to be abolished only with compensation paid by those subject to them. Engraving by Helman after a painting by Charles Monnet, published in a collection plates on “The Major Days of the Revolution” that took place from 1789 to 1802.  
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The Night of August 4, 1789. The newly formed National Assembly, formed from the Estates General on 21 July, agreed in the afternoon to issue before a new constitution was written a Declaration of the rights on man. That evening, led by the Dukes of Noailles and Aiguillon, the privileged nobles and clerics agreed to abandon their feudal rights and privileges, including their rights of tax exemption and the tithe tax, bringing about a law that ended “the feudal order.” Only “honorific rights” were abolished without compensation; feudal rights pertaining to economic obligations of peasants were to be abolished only with compensation paid by those subject to them. Engraving by Helman after a painting by Charles Monnet, published in a collection plates on “The Major Days of the Revolution” that took place from 1789 to 1802. Download
Caption: The Night of August 4, 1789. The newly formed National Assembly, formed from the Estates General on 21 July, agreed in the afternoon to issue before a new constitution was written a Declaration of the rights on man. That evening, led by the Dukes of Noailles and Aiguillon, the privileged nobles and clerics agreed to abandon their feudal rights and privileges, including their rights of tax exemption and the tithe tax, bringing about a law that ended “the feudal order.” Only “honorific rights” were abolished without compensation; feudal rights pertaining to economic obligations of peasants were to be abolished only with compensation paid by those subject to them. Engraving by Helman after a painting by Charles Monnet, published in a collection plates on “The Major Days of the Revolution” that took place from 1789 to 1802.
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