I hope you have been well since I last heard from you. Things here have been picking up since my last letter. My husband and I still continue to work together, but now in a different job where I have a different role. I am no longer just an editor for my husband’s work, but I am more involved. Now that the revolution is really picking up, a man by the name of Brissot, has hired the two of us to be a part of the Patriote Francais. As a fellow Girondist, we met Brissot during one of the many salon meeting we attended. Brissot acts as a leader to the Girondin faction, though he still is midful of us all as equals.
While on the topic of salons, just a few weeks ago I decided to open and host my very first meeting. Though I have attended these events before, this one was different. I put this political salon together myself. At first it was a little slow with few people coming in, but soon the most popular were entering such as my publisher and fellow Girondin, Brissot, as well as some big figures who I may disagree with such as Robspierre. I got to hear a lot of varying thoughts from these people. Myself however, I continued to sit back and observe. I have been to salons where the only thing the hostests desire are attention. I have no desire for attention, instead I desire knowledge. Though, I don’t stay completely silent. After the meetings, I frequently go off to speak with a few attendees and share my opinions on life in France and politics. I tell them all that I still believe in a republic.
We shall see how things go from here…