William Godwin's Diary


The Châtelet of Paris delivered a report which incorporated 400 depositions to the Assembly on the role of Mirabeau and D’Orleans in the tumultuous events of 5-6 October 1789 when crowds marched on Versailles. However, the report was not made public until September although Mirabeau’s enemies assumed his guilt in their parliamentary activity. The Report Committee found no evidence that they were involved in the events of October and the Assembly formally cleared them on 30 September.

See Barbara Luttrell, Mirabeau (Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1990), pp. 225-30.