Autograph note signed, 8 x 12,5 inch, Paris, 5.12.1809, in French, at the head of a letter addressed to him by the Minister of the Legion of Honor, Bernard Germain de Lacépède, two pages (both sides) - with collection stamp*, dated 1.12.1809 - concerning an application for waiver of the rental lease for fishing grounds on the Gulf of Lyon in the Var for Antoine Falcon, since these have not been usable since the beginning of the Spanish War of Independence, signed in black ink "N", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a picture, shows Napoleon I. in a beautiful half length portrait (altogether 16,5 x 13,75 inch), with four pinholes to the upper right edge, mild paper-clip remnants and mild foxing - in fine to very fine condition. In parts (letter from Bernard Germain de Lacépède): "... Mr Falcon demande d’être dispensé de payer le prix de son fermage pendant les deux années où Il n’a pu avoir aucune Jouissance. Les faits allegués par Mr Falcon ayant été vérifiés par le Chancelier de la Cohorte et par les autorités Compétentes, le Comité de Consultation de la Région s’est occupé Longtemps de cette affaire ..." Translated: "... Mr Falcon asked to be excused from paying the price of his tenancy during the two years in which He could not have any benefit. The facts alleged by Mr Falcon having been verified by the Chancellor of the Cohort and by the competent authorities, the Regional Consultative Committee dealt with this matter for a long time..." The Emperor's Answer: "Je prie le Ministre des finances de me faire connaitre son opinion sur cet objet. Paris le 5 Decembre 1809. - N" Translated: "I ask the Minister of Finance to let me know his opinion on this subject. Paris on December 5, 1809. - N" * From the Crawford Collection, lower right collection stamp of the `Bibliotheca Lindesiana` by James Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford.
|Profession||French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution|
|Year of birth||1769|
|year of death||1821|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||8 x 12,5 (altogether 16,5 x 13,75)|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|