Clement, Augustin Jean Charles
Clement, Augustin Jean Charles, a French prelate and canon, was born at Creteil in 1717. He was ordained at Auxerre, and became treasurer of the Church there. Clement favored the views of the Port-Royalists, and in 1752 made his first journey to Holland in their cause. In 1755 he was elected deputy for the provincial assembly of Sens. From 1758 to 1768 he travelled in Spain, Holland and Italy in order to propagate his religious ideas. In 1786 he resigned his treasuryship and retired to Livry, which, however, did not save him, from being incarcerated in 1794. In 1797 he was elected bishop of Versailles by the constitutional clergy, but he. renounced this office a the time of the concordat. He died March 13, 1804, leaving, Memorie sur le Rang que Tiennent les Chapitres dans l'Ordre Ecclestastique (.1779):— Lettres a l'Auteur (Larire) des Observations sur Nouveau Rituel. de Paris: (1787, 12mo): Des Elections, d Bees Eveque et de la Mamre d. Proceder (Paris, 1790, 8vo) :-Formes Canoniques du Gouvernement Ecclesiastique, etc. (ibid 1790, 8vo): — Principles de l'Unite du Culte Public (ibid 1790) - Lettre Apologetique de l'Eglise de France Adressee au Pope Pie VII (Lond. 1803). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale s.v.