March 14, 1789: Cahier of the Nobility of Crépy
When nobles elected their deputies to the Estates General, they did so in a single meeting for the entire electoral district (bailliage or sénéchaussée). The bailliage of Crépy-en-Valois, in the Paris basin about 28 miles north and slightly east of the capital, had been a part of the old comté of Valois from which the line of French kings prior to the Bourbons took its name. Besides being an administrative center, Crépy had many religious institutions, including several important churches, two convents, two priories, and a collège. The following Cahier de la noblesse du bailliage de Crépy (s.l.n.d., 15 pp.) was published as a pamphlet.
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