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Napoleon III

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Letter with handwritten note signed

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Letter with handwritten note signed, one page, 8 x 12,5 inch, Palais de Saint-Cloud (Paris), 20.02.1853, in French, to Ferdinand I of Austria - concerning the death of the Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria (1783-1853), handwritten note signed by Napoleon III in black ink "Monsieur mon frere, de Votre Majeste Imperiale, le bon frere Napoleon", with intersecting letter folds, and scattered mild signs of wear - in fine condition. "Monsieur mon frere, J`ai recu avec une profonde afflication la lettre que Votre Majeste Imperiale m`a ecrite pour m`annoncer le deces de son oncle bien aime l`Archduc Regnier Joseph. Les hautes qualites de ce prince m`etaient trop bien connues pour que je ne m`associe pas aux regrets universels que sa perte inspire. Je souhaite que l`expression de ces sentiments apporte quelque adoucissement a la douleur qu`eprouve Votre Majeste Imperiale, et je fais des voeux pour que le ciel me fournisse une occasion moins penible de vous renouveler les assurances de la haute estime et de l`inviolable amitie avec lesquelles je suis." Translated: "My brother, I received with deep sorrow the letter that Your Imperial Majesty wrote to me announcing the death of his beloved uncle, the Archduke Regnier Joseph. The high qualities of this prince were very well known for me so that I do not associate myself with the universal regrets that his loss inspires. I hope that the expression of these sentiments will bring some softening to the pain of your Imperial Majesty, and I pray that heaven will give me a less painful occasion to renew the assurances of the highest esteem and of the inviolable friendship with which I am."

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SKU 6020392
Profession President of the French Second Republic
Year of birth 1808
year of death 1873
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 8 x 12,5
Condition fine
Type of Autograph letters