Pilate came up to Jerusalem and dispersed the petitioners by means of disguised soldiers armed with clubs.
The petition from the army to the parliament for arrears of pay was suppressed and the petitioners declared enemies of the state.
In July 1791 Camille appeared before the municipality of Paris as head of a deputation of petitioners for the deposition of the king.
On ordinary days, after dressing, she received petitioners of various classes, of whom there were always some.
He was then deluged with petitions urging him to call it together, and this agitation was opposed by Sir George Jeffreys and Francis Wythens, who presented addresses expressing "abhorrence" of the "Petitioners," and thus initiated the movement of the abhorrers, who supported the action of the king.