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Vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Bonaparte,” one page, 17.5 x 13.25, August 26, 1798. Official military document, in part (translated): "Brevet of Honor for the Citizen Blaye. Bonaparte, first consul of the Republic, having considered the account which has been given him of the distinguished conduct and notable bravery of the Citizen Blaye, sergeant in the 106th Demi-Brigade of the Line, at the affair which took place at Montefacio, the 17th Germinal, year 8, where the sub-officer coming alone upon an Austrian column, seized the officer commanding and forced him to lay down his arms, when a number of his comrades coming up they took prisoners the entire column of six hundred men." Signed at the conclusion by Napoleon Bonaparte, and countersigned by Huguet Maret; also lightly signed in the lower left by Louis-Alexandre Berthier. The white seal affixed at the bottom remains fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, light soiling and staining, and the start of the signature a bit light.
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