Carefully avoiding the wild chimeras of modern reformers, who would either abolish monarchy totally, or leave it a mere empty name, they think the prerogatives of the Crown not only compatible with the liberties of the people, but absolutely necessary to the preservation of those liberties.

They also take care, lest certain revolutionists should suffer themselves to be carried away by notions of ambition, that they abhor the idea of taking the crown from him who at present wears it, or from those upon whom the inheritance of it is entailed by law.

A short extract from the Nantz address will clearly show both their wisdom and their spirit:— "The city of Nantz having had the advantage of being one of the first in the kingdom, to raise its voice to claim and assert the unalienable rights of the people, feels itself bound to manifest, in the most striking manner, its attachment to the privileges which the National Assembly has to nobly and so courageously asserted.

"It therefore eagerly embraces this opportunity to declare, that it adopts, and will most stedfastly adhere to, not only your resolution of the 17th of June, but to all those that followed it.