Letter with an autograph note (10 words in the text) signed, one page, 7,25 x 9 inch, Fontainebleau, 2.XI.1807, in French, to General Clarke (1765-1818), the Minister of War - concerning the reorganization of commander positions, with a handwritten note by Napoleon above strikethrough text "au General la Roche de prendre le commandement des hussards" & signed at the conclusion in black ink "Nap", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a picture, shows Napoleon I. in a beautiful portrait on horseback (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with mild intersecting letter folds and scattered very mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition. In parts: "Monsieur le General Clarke, donnez ordre au General de brigade Rigaud de prendre le commandement de la brigade provisoire de Cuirassiers; au General de brigade Dupre de prendre le commandement de la brigade provisoire de Chasseurs..." A week earlier, on October 27th (in Fontainebleau), the Emperor had signed a secret pact with Spain for the division of Portugal.
|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)||7,25 x 9 (altogether 16,5 x 11,75)|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|