The Decree Abolishing the Feudal Program, August 10, 1789
The abolition in the feudal system, which occurred during the popular night period of Aug 4-5, 1789, was brought on by the reading of a record on the unhappiness and disorder which won in the zone. The Nationwide Assembly, within a fervor of enthusiasm and excitement, immediately abolished many of the ancient violations. The file here given is the revised decree, accomplished a week later.
ARTICLE We. The Countrywide Assembly hereby completely abolishes the se?orial system. It decrees that, among the existing rights and dues, equally feudal and censuel, dozens of originating in or perhaps representing true or personal serfdom will be abolished with out indemnification. All other dues will be declared redeemable, the terms and mode of payoff to be set by the National Assembly. The ones from the explained dues that happen to be not put out by this rule shall continue to be collected till indemnification shall take place.
2. The exclusive right to keep pigeon residences and dovecotes is removed. The pigeons shall be restricted during the periods fixed by the community. During such intervals they shall be looked upon while game, and every one shall have the right to kill these people upon his own terrain.
III. The exclusive right to hunt also to maintain uninclosed warrens is usually likewise eliminated, and every landowner shall have right to eliminate, or to possess destroyed by himself land, a myriad of game, noticing, however , this sort of police polices as may be established expecting to to the security of the community.
All hunting capitaineries, like the royal jungles, and all hunting rights under whatever denomination, are also abolished. Provision shall be manufactured, however , within a manner suitable for the regard due to house and freedom, for maintaining the personal delights of the ruler.
The director of the Assemblage shall be entrusted to ask in the king the recall of those sent to the galleys or exiled, only for violations in the hunting regulations, as well as for the release of those presently imprisoned intended for offenses of this kind, and the dismissal of such circumstances as are right now pending.
4. All manorial courts are hereby covered up without indemnification. But the barrister of these tennis courts shall continue to perform their very own functions right up until such period as the National Assembly shall give the establishment of a new judicial system.
V. Tithes of every description, as well as the costs which have been substituted for them, under whatever denomination they are known or accumulated (even once compounded for), possessed simply by secular or regular congregations, by slots of benefices, members of corporations (including the Order of Fanghiglia and other religious and armed forces orders), and those devoted to the maintenance of churches, all those impropriated to lay people, and those substituted for the portion congrue, are removed, on state, however , that some other approach be devised to provide to get the bills of keen worship, the support with the officiating clergy, for the help of the poor, for repairs and rebuilding of churches and parsonages, as well as for the maintenance of most institutions, seminaries, schools, academies, asylums, and organizations where the present funds are focused. Until such provision should be made plus the former possessors shall enter upon the enjoyment of money on the fresh system, the National Set up decrees the said tithes shall continue being collected according to legislation and in the customary method.
Other tithes, of no matter what nature they are often, shall be redeemable in these kinds of manner because the Assembly shall determine. Till this matter is modified, the National Assembly decrees that these, too, shall continue being collected.
VI. All never ending ground rents, payable both in money or in kind, of whatever mother nature they may be, no matter what their origins and to whomsoever they may be credited,... shall be redeemable at a rate set by the Assemblage. No because of shall...