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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE * JSA LOA * Signed Requests For Leaves of Absence Autograph For Sale


NAPOLEON BONAPARTE * JSA LOA * Signed Requests For Leaves of Absence Autograph


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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE * JSA LOA * Signed Requests For Leaves of Absence Autograph:
$6000.00

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, Emperor of France, exceptional manuscript document signed and annotated by Napoleon dated November 3rd 1807 during the NapoleonicWars and two weeks before the invasion of Portugal. In the document Major General Pierre Alexandre makes several requests for leaves of absence on behalf of his soldiers. Napoleon responds in his own hand with dark black annotations in the left margin.


The document gives insight into Napoleon's sometimes brutal leadership style, in particular a father requests his son return home after being both injured and captured during the war, Napoleon simply writes "refused" next to the request. Napoleon almost never handwrote any documents, finding manuscripts with his handwriting is near impossible.



Sale includes accompanying original LOA from the highly-respected James Spence Authentication (JSA) who have thoroughly examined the document and certify its authenticity. UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED GENUINE.



Translation of the document (all notes labeled [in margin:] are in Bonaparte's hand):


Report

To His Majesty the Emperor and King

Fontainebleau, November 3. 1807

Sire,

I am honored to give Your Majesty the following requests for leaves thatwere addressed to me:

1. for General Songis, who is called to Paris on personal matters. TheGeneral explains that Gal P??, his chief of staff, will be able toreplace him perfectly in all matters related to the staff, and Gal St.Laurent for all that concerns equipment.

[in margin:] Refused

2. for General Laplace, at the head of the 6th Corps, who is called toToulouse on family matters.

[in margin: ] Granted

3. For Colonel Vial, of the 16th Regiment of Dragoons, who is expectedat home to be married. Mr. Marshall Massima forwarded the request onbehalf of Colonel Vial.

[in margin:] Granted for 6 weeks

4. For Gendarmerie Squadron Chief Money; special and urgent mattersdemand his presence at home. Mr. Marshall Money, his brother, requeststhis leave.

[in margin:] Refused

5. For Mr. Pommereul, Sergeant Major in the 12th Regiment of Dragoons,who was wounded and captured and who is not fully recovered. His father,Prefect of the North region, asks for this favor.

[in margin:] Refused

6. For Deputy Commander de Courte, who has family business to attend to

[in margin:]Refused

Fontainebleau 5 Nov. 1807

I beseech Your Majesty to let me know your intentions with regards tothese requests for leaves.

The Deputy Constable, Major General

Pierre Alexandre

[signed in margin:] Nap.


Document is in excellent condition for its near 215 years of age. Napoleon's handwriting looks like it was written in sharpie yesterday and still remains very bold. Paper-loss to edges, toning, and folds to document, as one would expect for a document of this age. Overall frame measures approx. 32"x17", document measures 12"x8". Framed with conservation in mind, this frame utilizes98% UV-blocking TruVue glass.


Own a remarkable, original piece of history! The perfect gift for the collector, autograph enthusiast, Francophile or History buff. A must have addition to the Executive Office, den, or "Man Cave".


Sold as is, as shown.



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