CHARLES IX: (1550-1574) King of France 1560-74. Son of King Henri II and Catherine de´Medici. Charles IX died at the very early age of 23. Extremely rare D.S., Charles, as King, to a large 23 x 13 vellum, Fontainebleau, 11th March 1563, in old French. The document refers to a Royal loaning accepted by his father King Henri II in 1556, for the amount of 50.000 écus in gold received from Spain-Italy, paid in Venice and Piedmont, including a part of 10.000 écus given by André Regniery which will get now this amount back plus interest to a total of 14.469 écus. The present document is signed by a young 13 years old King Charles IX, attending his first council Royal Council accompanied by his mother, Catherine de´Medici, acting in her capacity as Queen Regent and Governor of France. The document states in part `The King having attended his first council, also attended by the Queen his mother, Cardinals of Bourbon, De Guise and Strozzi, the Duke of Montpensier Prince of Mantua, Sir de Boissy grand-squire of France, Bishops of Orléans and Valence, and the Secretary of State Jacques Bourdin sieur o Vilaines…´ Countersigned by Bourdin. To the verso bearing several annotations from the Royal Treasurery secretaries. An excellent content document. Overall creasing and toning, otherwise G £500-600 Jacques Bourdin (15?-1576) Minister Secretary of State in charge of the Swiss and Italy affairs.