Napoleon's Return From The Isle Of Elba

Soon after this event, the duke d'Angouleme was at Nismes, and remained

there some time; but even his influence was insufficient to bring about

a reconciliation between the catholics and the protestants of that city.

During the hundred days betwixt Napoleon's return from the Isle of Elba,

and his final downfall, not a single life was lost in Nismes, not a

single house was pillaged; only four of the most notorious disturbers of

the peace were punished, or rather prevented from doing mischief, and

even this was not an act of the protestant but the arrete of the

catholic prefect, announced every where with the utmost publicity. Some

time after, when M. Baron, who proposed the vow of the silver child in

favour of the Duchess d'Angouleme, who was considered as the chief of

the catholic royalists, was discovered at the bottom of an old wine tun,

the populace threw stones at his carriage, and vented their feelings in

abusive language. The protestant officers protected him from injury.