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Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Manuscript Letter Signed 02/23/1809

Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Manuscript Letter Signed 02/23/1809

Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Manuscript Letter Signed 02/23/1809

Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Manuscript Letter Signed 02/23/1809   Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Manuscript Letter Signed 02/23/1809

Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! EMPEROR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 02/23/1809 - HFSID 285892. NAPOLÉON I Signed manuscript letter (1809) demanding a report on defenses of certain fortresses in northern Italy annexed to the French Empire. Lengthy Manuscript LS: "Np" in French as Emperor of the French , 2½ pages, 7x9.

To his Minister of War, Henri Clarke. Two corrections in Napoléon's hand. The emperor demands a report on the defenses of certain fortresses in northern Italy, Alessandria, Fenestrelles, Turin, Piacenza and Genoa, which belong to France. He lists deficiencies in artillery at Alessandria, demanding that Clarke submit a plan to cover forthcoming requirements. While much of the Italian peninsula, including regions formerly controlled by Austria, were nominally independent kingdoms allied with France, Napoleon had annexed a large swath of northwestern Italy, including the places mentioned in this letter, in 1802. Among the major European powers, only Britain never allied itself with Napoleonic France. The other powers alternately warred with Napoleon and submitted to peace agreements or even temporary alliances with him. In April 1809, Austria broke its treaty with France and re-entered Britain's war against him. In inquiring about defenses in northern Italy, likely targets of anu Austrian military campaign, the politically shrewd Napoleon may have been anticipating such a development. He was created Duke of Feltre later in 1809. Stray ink marks at signature. Ink stains on verso of integral leaf show through at blank area beneath signature. Ink blots affect some words of text and the chemical reaction of the ink to the paper has resulted in a tackhead-size chipped area at right margin of first page. Light folds (do not touch signature). Contemporary pencil notes in blank area on signature page (unknown hand).

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  • Authentication: Numbered COA issued by Gallery of History, Inc.
  • Signed by: Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Autograph Type: Manuscript Letter Signed
  • Autograph: Authentic Original

Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Manuscript Letter Signed 02/23/1809   Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Manuscript Letter Signed 02/23/1809