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Napoleon Bonaparte letter signed, with an exceptionally large signature filling half the page. Bonaparte writes to one of his closest allies in the French government, Michel-Louis-Etienne Regnaud de Saint-Jean d'Angely, who then served as president of the Interior at the Council of State.

Datelined Paris on 3 January 1810, Napoleon writes in part, translated from the French, ''I read with interest the table you sent to me on the situation of the budget of cities in 1808. This leads me to extend the measure and to submit to the Council of State the budgets of cities whose income does not rise more than 5000 francs. I see that the cities have 14 million of assets and 85 million of liabilities...I would like you to send me a report on these debts on the mechanism adopted to the amortization fund to turn them off and on what there would be to do for that and to bring them up to date. I see that the municipal expenses amount to 8 million which seems to me a very high sum. Reviewing the table, I see the City of Niort, which is paid for 216 thousand francs in annuities and the granting of which is 140 thousand francs. There must be something against the law about this amount because the grant from Niort cannot return 140,000 francs...''

Two page document on a single sheet measures 7.25'' x 9''. Ink stain at bottom of second page, and shallow folds, else near fine.
Napoleon Bonaparte Letter Signed, With an Exceptionally Large SignatureNapoleon Bonaparte Letter Signed, With an Exceptionally Large Signature
Napoleon Bonaparte Letter Signed, With an Exceptionally Large Signature
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Minimum Bid: $4,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, February 10, 2022.
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