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Bonaparte, Joséphine (1763-1814) - Letter signed regarding poor orphans For Sale


Bonaparte, Joséphine (1763-1814) - Letter signed regarding poor orphans


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Bonaparte, Joséphine (1763-1814) - Letter signed regarding poor orphans

Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I., and thus the first Empress of the French.

Letter signed “Lapagerie Buonaparte”. 1p., 6.75 x 8.75 inch, bifolium, Paris, 4 floral An 8 (April 23, 1796). The future empress, who had married Napoleon scarcely a month earlier, shows her lifetime kindness to endangered children. In French, translated: “The file of Etienne Thomas Maussion is in carton no. 125. I don’t know if it has been examined by the commission. I am taking such interest in these poor orphans because I knew their mother very well and because the justice that is due to them sincerely makes me wish that Citizen La Page employ everything in his power to speed up their case and bring it to conclusion.” With a fine 5.25 x 8.0 inch engraved portrait of Josephine - London: Henry Colburn 1845. Slightly discolored and handling wear, else fine condition.


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