194: (donatien François Alphonse De, Marquis De, Writer
***At this time de Sade was renting a small house with Constance Quesnet at Clichy-la-Garenne, near Paris. Gaufridy was his notary and managed the finances from his estates at Mazan, Saumane, Arles and La Coste. By now the author, weakened both physically and financially by his imprisonment, has lost contact with his family and has essentially abandoned his political activities in favour of literature. He alludes to a journey he is due to make to arrange the sale of his chateau at La Coste and is frustrated by Gaufridy's inaction and constant cancellation of appointments..