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EMPEROR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/21/1811 For Sale
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The Emperor signs a manuscript letter requesting information about one of his
Manuscript LS: "Napol" as Emperor, 1 page, 7¼x9. St. Cloud,
1811 April 21. To the Duke of Feltre. In French, not fully
translated. The Emperor wishes a "report on General Dauloupverdun who is in
the service of Westphalia. Where has he served? Is he a good officer? ..."
With a one-line note in French, possibly in Feltre's hand on a 3½x1 slip
attached by a straight pin (probably from 1811) at lower left: "the 21
April to M. Provost". HENRI J.G. CLARKE, DUKE OF FELTRE,
Napoléon's Minister of War (1807-1814), later served King Louis XVIII as
Minister of War. In 1809, Napoléon created the kingdom of Westphalia for his
brother, Jérôme Bonaparte. Just 11 days before he wrote this letter, on
April 10, 1811, the siege of Figueras began. Figueras, in northeastern Spain, is
at the foot of the Pyrenees, about 20 miles from the Mediterranean coast. The
siege ended on August 19th with a French victory for Jacques MacDonald, Duke of
Tarente, Marshal of France, and the defeat of Spanish General Martinez. The day
after this letter, the second siege of Badajoz in western Spain at the
Portuguese border began. It ended on May 12th with another French victory for
General Phillipon and the defeat of British General William Beresford. Viscount
Beresford had reorganized the Portuguese army (of which he was made Marshal) in
1809. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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