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Fine Art & Antiques

 
  Lot 349
 

An 1811 Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) signed letter/document, 'to His Majesty the Emporer and King', regarding the proposal for Colonel Panisse to 'employ him as Adjutant Commander, Returned to General Mouton for his report, Paris, 10th March 1811', reading (translated from French) 'Sire, Your Majesty decided on 21st December last that Colonel Panisse, staff officer of Santo-Domingo, would be put into active service. I have the honour to represent to your Majesty that this senior office has consistently served on the staff since 1792, either as aide-de-camp or as Adjutant Commander. At the age of 48 Mr. Panisse would not be capable of the active service expected from the commander of the regiment. I propose to Your Majesty that this officer be appointed Adjutant Commander. The War Minister (signed)'. To the left of the text is Napoleon's signature, with 'Granted, he will be appointed Adjutant Commander, this 15th March 1811. No.980'. The letter (31.5 cm x 21 cm) is in a gilt frame behind non-reflective glass, English translation fixed verso.

Sold for £700


 

An 1811 Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) signed letter/document, 'to His Majesty the Emporer and King', regarding the proposal for Colonel Panisse to 'employ him as Adjutant Commander, Returned to General Mouton for his report, Paris, 10th March 1811', reading (translated from French) 'Sire, Your Majesty decided on 21st December last that Colonel Panisse, staff officer of Santo-Domingo, would be put into active service. I have the honour to represent to your Majesty that this senior office has consistently served on the staff since 1792, either as aide-de-camp or as Adjutant Commander. At the age of 48 Mr. Panisse would not be capable of the active service expected from the commander of the regiment. I propose to Your Majesty that this officer be appointed Adjutant Commander. The War Minister (signed)'. To the left of the text is Napoleon's signature, with 'Granted, he will be appointed Adjutant Commander, this 15th March 1811. No.980'. The letter (31.5 cm x 21 cm) is in a gilt frame behind non-reflective glass, English translation fixed verso.

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