Napoleon Letter Signed In French During his Hundred Days

09 Sep

LS in French, signed “Np,” one page, 7.25 x 9, May 13, 1815. Letter to Joseph Fouche duc d’Otrante, minister of police during the Hundred Days. In full (translated): “Monsieur le duc d’Otrante, it seems that the nobles in Dijon have refused to respond to the call for the formation of the National Guard. Make a report for me in order to know what action must be taken against them.” Below the text, Fouche notes that he will have a report made, signing with a paraph and dating it May 15, 1815. Central vertical and horizontal folds, the vertical fold passing through the signature, mild scattered creases and foxing, and light irregular bands of toning, otherwise fine condition. Material from Napoleon’s Hundred Days is scarce. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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