In 1792, King Louis XVI was tried before the National Convention where he was found guilty of having conspired against the liberty of the nation. In January of 1793, he was put to death by the Guillotine.
News of the death of the king was received with great joy and celebration throughout Paris and France. This was seen as a great moment and a guarantee that the revolution would now go forward.
Conscience is that still, small voice that is sometimes too loud for comfort.
Lewis & Clark stayed near present day Astoria, Oregon during the winter of 1805-06, and built Fort Clatsop for shelter.