CATHERINE II: (1762-1796) Empress of Russia 1762-96, Catherine the Great. An excellent D.S., Ekaterina, in Cyrillic, two pages, folio, Tsarskoye Selo, 26th June 1794, in Cyrillic. The attractively penned manuscript document is addressed to the King of Naples and informs him that, following the death of Count Skavronsky, the Empress has appointed Count Fyodor Golovin as the Minister Plenipotentiary to Naples, continuing 'We ask you kindly to allow him favourably for an audience and give him complete faith in all that he from time to time, in Our name, will have the honour to offer you and always give him your supportive and mutually congruent answers with friendship between us; in fact We have instructed him to assure Your Majesty in Our true friendship and respect to You…' Countersigned at the foot by Ivan Ostermann. With blank integral leaf. Accompanied by the original envelope bearing a large blind embossed paper seal. Some extremely light, very minor age wear, VG
Karol Skavronsky had been created a Count of the Russian Empire in 1727 and made a Chamberlain of the Imperial Court.