Controller-General of Finances

Title

Controller-General of Finances

Relation

https://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/1077/

Identifier

1077

Text

Old regime unpaid labor service. The royal corvée was levied for the construction and upkeep of royal roads and the seigneurial corvée was for local labor needs. The former was newer and heavier than the latter, which almost never averaged more than four days a year. Both were primary targets of the cahiers de doléance, written in the spring of 1789 as part of the election to the Estates-General, and were abolished that summer.

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Citation

“Controller-General of Finances,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed June 13, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/1077.