Napoleon Bonaparte Document Signed
Category: World Leaders
Item Number: 14458
French Emperor who conquered most of Europe. Letter signed "Bonaparte", dated January 1, 1801, in French, page size is 13 1/4" x 8 1/2" on letterhead titled "To 1st Counsul Bonaparte, General 1st Counsul." Written by General Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, 9th division Commander, to Napoleon Bonaparte. One page, on "Liberte-Egalite" "Republique Francaise" letterhead with an illustration of the Greek goddess representing the Army.
General Gouvion writes to Napoleon "..When you called on all the former servicemen, Voisins asked for a leave to the Finance Minister to do the campaign. The Minister praising his zeal granted it to him…and was drafted into the chasseurs of Bonaparte, 6th company.." Now wounded, he request to get his position back. On top of the letter, Napoleon replies that the veteran should come and see the 1st Consul on the 18th in Paris and signs in his hand "Bonaparte." Light scattered toning, overall in very good condition with a strong signature.
At the time this letter, the 32 years old Bonaparte had just become ruler of France and First Consul. He had crossed the Alps into Italy, defeated the Austrians at the Battle of Morengo and 2 weeks after this letter on January, 15 1801 he signs an armistice, bringing temporary peace in Europe.