This demand was naturally refused by the states general, and at last the mere appearance of negotiation was given up.
The scaffold was erected in front of the building where sat the states general.
He maintained that the states general had no jurisdiction over him, and consequently could not nominate his Judges.
In the states general there was only one voice against this system.
Similar severities were exercised on the Arminians in most of the territories subject to the states general.
There were the parlements, the political rivals of the states general.
The states general, for their own protection, were therefore obliged to place their militia under the command of a Committee.
He was named deputy of the third estate in the states general.
To relieve the exchequer, the states general were summoned; and from that moment began the Revolution.
"I did my best to insure his election to the states general," replied the young artisan.