Charlton Byam Wollaston in Reims - 14 July, 1790

from Letter from C.B. Wollaston to his mother, Phillis Frampton, 18 July 1790, page 29:

On Wednesday, 14th July, was held the ceremony of the ‘Fedération.’* All the Bourgeois were dressed in the national uniform, with arms, &c., to the number of between 2000 and 3000, and were drawn up on the promenade, a fine spacious walk near the town. At half-past eleven all the bells in the city began to ring, and some guns were fired, when the mayor pronounced the oath, to which they assented by holding up their hand, after which the Te Deum was sung. It rained so exceedingly hard during the ceremony, and there was such a mob of people, …   more >>

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C.B. Wollaston, Letter from C.B. Wollaston to his mother, Phillis Frampton, 18 July 1790. In Harriet Georgiana Mundy (ed.), The Journal of Mary Frampton, from the Year 1779, until the year 1846 (London, 1885), p. 29. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535468354619 accessed: 19 July, 2019

location of experience: Reims

Listeners

Charlton Byam Wollaston
Composer, Judge, Magistrate, recorder of Dorchester […]
1765-1840

Listening to

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Bells ringing
Te Deum

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 July, 1790
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:59:15 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:26:29 +0100