The second estate of French society was made up of the nobility. These nobles lived on manors which they had inherited. The second estate consisted of about 2% of the total population who owned about 25% of the total land in France.
These nobles collected dues and rent from the peasants who lived on their lands. This endless source of income allowed them to live a lavish lifestyle.
I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.
Until 1796, there was a State called Franklin which is now part of the State of Tennessee.