Yes Tony, good point.
Lajolais charged Moreau and during their confrontation in front of Thuriot, Moreau used this argument by telling
« …. I again observe that while I commanded the army of the Rhine, my reports to the Government and those of the headquarters staff determined the detention of Lajolais, for approximately twenty-eight month after 18 fructidor, and that thus one may fear that his declaration is dictated but by a spirit of revenge.
But Lajolais, challenged to declare if he persisted in the answers and declarations that he made, « ….as included in the five interrogations so dated,
He answered : Yes, Citizen, I persist : I claim and affirm that the spirit of revenge did not impinge at all upon my declarations, and that they are in conformity with the truth. »