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Lot 810: 1801 Napoleon Bonaparte Signed Orders
And you think YOU'VE had a busy year. In May of 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte led his troops across the Alps in the Second Italian Campaign. In June of that year he won the battle of Marengo against Austria, resulting in the signing of a treaty in Luneville the following February. In July of '01, he was at the signing of the Concordat between France and Rome, which ended schism between the French government and the Catholic Church. This letter was written in French in the general's own hand in October of 1801. It is on his own stationery, and below is a typewritten English translation. Along with the ornate frame, it measures 14x18," the document has mailing folds but is in VG condition, and the signature rates 7/10.
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