Paris: l'Imprimerie nationale, 1792. 24p., neatly disbound and trimmed, but retaining wide margins; old stain at bottom of textblock.
Text of a law establishing the Free Foreign Legion, a predecessor to the French Foreign Legion. Several days earlier, the Assembly had decreed that "if the enemies' kingdoms would deploy numerous armies against the free people, it is important for these free people to admit into their ranks all the men whose sublime impulse calls to fight for the sacred cause of Liberty." In response, this law (including discussion of the Legion's organization and budget) was promulgated by Louis XVI as constitutional monarch on August 1st 1792, less than two weeks before the king's arrest; the monarchy was abolished soon thereafter.