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Lengthy LS in French, signed “Bonaparte,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9.25, Bonaparte 1er Consul de la Republique letterhead, March 29, 1802. Napoleon transmits numerous military orders, in part (translated): "Give order…to the Minister of war; farmer battalion from the west which will arrive the 17 at Livorno to embark on 2 large warships, which should have at least two months worth of rations. The Navy Minister who will have them escorted by one of the warships situated in Ancona, will give further notice as to their destination. Assign the Commanding General in Italy to promptly find one or 3 large warships…would be necessary that they leave before the end the month. Give order to the Commanding General in Italy to have two battalions embarked from the 86th in Taranto…Give order to the same General to have the Polish legion unite in Livorno and have it embarked on a large warship, taking two months worth of rations. The Navy Minister will give orders as to their destination…You will let the Commanding General in Italy know that the King of Naples will defray the 86th embarking cost and the King of Etruria the ones of the Polish legion, they will then be relieved of it that way. Give order…to have embarked in Genoa a light infantry battalion…which will be replaced by 550 men…The Ligurian government will defray embarking cost, in return these troops will not be replaced. All these different corps will be embarked on warships, stronger than 150-tonner…You will make arrangements for navy Marshal to have embarked 1st. in Vlissingen the remaining 9th line. 2nd. You will have to have formed in each half battalion having a battalion in San Domingo 120 men pack sent to rejoin it. The pack will be commanded by a Captain, a Lieutenant and a Second Lieutenant. Depot companies from line 71st, 79th, 31st and 38th and 30th light will be embarked in Brest. The ones from line 21st, 56th, 68th, 90th, 15th light, will be embarked in Rochefort. The ones from the 98th will be embarked in Le Havre. Independently from these troops you will have to have embarked the 3 coast guard battalions whose formation has been ordered; as well as to the French and foreign deserters, as well as all belonging to the Loire legionary legions, or the ones who would still be found in Ile de Re depot." In fine condition.
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,910.00
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Auction closed on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

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