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CHARLES IX: (1550-1574) King of France 1560-74. D.S., Charles, as King, at the foot, one page (vellum), oblong folio, Angers, 31st January 1570, in French. The manuscript document is a warrant for the King's officials to arrange for Master Berard, Treasurer General of Munitions, to pay back 'expenses generated in the province and division of Brittany, and brought to the city of Nantes, the sum of two thousand, eight hundred, thirty two pounds, seventeen shillings' which were intended for '20 sacks of Linen and construction of twenty boats to defend bridges, which we have ordered to be made in the city of Nantes….which We have subsequently revoked, and Remit the whole to another time more convenient for our affairs…..the decree itself of our friends & also faithful counsellors, the Lords de Boisregnault, Treasurer of France and General of our finances in the country, and de la Fontaine, Master Franceois Gaudart, Master Ordinary in our Chamber of Accounts at Paris….' Some light overall age wear and some staining to the right side of the text and with a large portion of vellum neatly cut away at the base of the right side, and with a fine, bold example of the signature of King Charles IX, who was to die at the young age of 23. With the former ownership signatures of the librarian, antiquary and manuscript collector William Upcott (1779-1845) and John Temple (dated February 1818) at the foot.
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $472.00
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

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