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NAPOLEON I: (1769-1821) Emperor of France 1804-14, 1815. An excellent L.S., Nap, one page, 4to, Trianon, 6th August 1810, to the Duke de Feltre, in French. Napoleon dictates the present letter to Méneval, stating in part ´I read on the Empire journal that the 5th Battalion with 1000 men has left Naples on July 25th and is going to Catalonia. Send an immediate order to stop this battalion wherever they will find it now…´ Napoleon further explains the reason of his decision and his intentions referring to Catalonia, saying `I do not intend to encumber the Catalonia with bad soldiers increasing the band of brigands. If that battalion comprises bandits, galley prisoners, or badly uniformed and badly armed men, we will return them to Naples.´ The Emperor concludes saying `..write to the King explaining that I do not need new Neapolitan troops in Spain and that I do not want them.´ Accompanied by the 12mo holograph receipt with trace of former staple. VG £1000-1500 The Grand Trianon is a chateau in the domain of Versailles. Built under Louis XVI of France as a retreat for him and his mistress, it was later the residence of Peter the Great of Russia. Napoleon lived at the Grand Trianon with Marie Louise of Austria. Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke (1765-1818) Duc de Feltre and Minister of War under Napoleon. Later Marshal of France in 1816, one of six created under King Louis XVIII from 1815-24. Claude François de Méneval (1778-1850) Baron of the Empire. Memoirist of the 19th century. Napoleon´s private secretary and his closest collaborator. Joachim Murat (1767-1815) Marshal of France, brother-in-law of Napoleon Bonaparte. King of Naples 1808-15.

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NAPOLEON I: (1769-1821)

Estimate €1,100 - €1,800Nov 22, 2018