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Legion D'Honneur document dated 24 June 1816. The Marshal of Taranto, Etienne MacDonald signs the partially-printed document which requests exact details about the status of a Versailles resident, knight, and Legion corporal named Merlin. The recipient is the representative of the department of the Seine and Oise of Versailles. MacDonald asks for a response and for the correspondence to be kept confidential. Of Napoleon's famously decorated Legion of Honor members, the phrase was born: ''It is with such baubles that men are led''. Single page document on Grand Chancellor stationery measures 8'' x 12''. Very light toning, a few specks of foxing and horizontal crease to center, else near fine.
Napoleonic Legion D'Honneur Document -- 1816
Napoleonic Legion D'Honneur Document -- 1816
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $196
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Auction closed on Monday, April 30, 2012.
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