COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC SAFETY


COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC SAFETY
   a committee of nine created by the French Convention, April 6, 1793, to concentrate the power of the executive, "the conscience of Marat, who could see salvation in one thing only, in the fall of 260,000 aristocrats' heads"; notable, therefore, for its excesses in that line; was not suppressed till Oct. 19, 1796, on the advent of the Directory to power.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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