King of France (born 1754) from 1774 to 1792. In the wake of increasing unrest that developed into full-fledged revolution, Louis and his queen, Marie Antoinette, were executed in 1793. Manuscript LS, in French, signed “Louis,” one page, 9.5 x 14.25, April 1, 1788, floridly signed at the conclusion by King Louis and also signed on his behalf by a secretary. The translated letter, addressed to the Treasurer General of the House of the Queen [Marie Antoinette], states in full: “To Mr. Randon de la Tour, House of the Queen, Guard of my Royal Treasury, 1788…Me. Charles Pierre Paul Savalete de Langeais, paid in cash to M. Randon de la Tour, Treasurer General of the House of the Queen, the sun of twelve thousand francs to be employed in payment of the minor expenses of the ceremony of the Good Friday dinner of the Queen in the present year. Made at Versailles April first 1788.” In fine condition, with apparently trimmed left and right edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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