Proclamation published by the French Government on balloon ascents, 1783.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC! PARIS, 27TH AUGUST, 1783.
On the Ascent of balloons or globes in the air. The one in question has been raised in Paris this day, 27th August, 1783, at 5 p.m., in the Champ de Mars.
A Discovery has been made, which the Government deems it right to make known, so that alarm be not occasioned to the people.