Printed document with handwritten entries signed.
4to. 7 pp. on 8 ff.
Contract of acquisition from a national real estate sale during the French Revolution for mills and dependencies owned by the emigrant Joseph-Bertrand de Chamousset, baron de Gilly, to his wife Anne Amedée Mellarede, auctioned for 303.000 francs: "Consiste en moulins et dépendances de quatre journaux deux cent cinquante quatre toises en pied, en batimens, artifices, près, champs et placeage [...]".
The sale of sequestered national assets of "second origin" was meant both to sanction "enemies" and to resolve the financial crises caused by the Revolution. After the possessions of the clergy, king, nobles, schools, juridical and administrational institutions was seized, this second step included the property of emigrants, convicts, exiled priests, suspects and nationals of enemy countries.
Signed twice by the general secretary Palluel (fils) of the Prefecture of the Department of Mont-Blanc.
With several revenue stamps. Some duststaining and a few ink stains.