Buy assassinations, like he was ordering a new couch for his study.
There are only three of us here with access to that level of information, and I'm ordering you to do it.
They preferred to let him save his life by ordering his troops to evacuate the country.
You might as well make it on your terms, ordering him to submit, rather than begging and mauling him like an animal.
He took an active part in the levee-en-masse, and in November 1793 was given the task of establishing the revolutionary government in the departments of Meuse and Moselle, where he gained an unenviable notoriety by ordering the execution of the sentence of death decreed by the revolutionary tribunal on some young girls at Verdun who had offered flowers to the Prussians when they entered the town.