certain charges

A note by La Bruyère makes clear that he is referring to the fraudulent use made by the greffiers of the money deposited in their charge. Jacques le Tellier, a prominent official in Paris, had just absconded with 1,400,000 livres stolen in this way.

Note from Of Certain Customs, the fourteenth chapter of 'Characters' by Jean De La Bruyère (1688)

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