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Lot #15: Napoleon Bonaparte Letter Signed as Emperor of France with Military Content -- With Full ''Napoleon'' Signature


Napoleon Bonaparte letter signed as Emperor of France, with a rare full ''Napoleon'' signature. Writing from his Imperial Camp in Boulogne on 29 August 1805, Napoleon writes to his cousin on military matters. Letter in French translates in part,

''Dear Cousin, I imagine that the corps composed of two infantry regiments and one regiment of chasseurs has left. You should also dispatch one of the two regiments of Italian dragoons with four pieces of artillery...Let me know the day when it will arrive so that, before it gets there, I can give the orders for the next steps...On this I pray that God has proved your true guardian. / Napoleon / From my Imperial Camp at Boulogne, 29 August 1805''.

Visible portion of letter measures 7.25'' x 8.25'', framed with an engraving of Napoleon to a size of 16.875'' x 12.375''. Not examined out of frame. Shallow folds and light creasing, overall near fine.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$6,250
Minimum Bid:$5,000
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