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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, Emperor of France, manuscript note signed "Napoleon" dated 07/26/1811 with co-signers at the Château de Saint-Cloud.  Napoleon writes the prefect of the Lot and boldly signs it in the margin of the report.


Purchased from a well known document dealer in Paris. UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED GENUINE to pass any reputable third-party authentication service (PSA/DNA, JSA, Beckett) -- or your money back!


Report signed by the Minister of War, Clarke, Duke of Feltre about a desertion of conscripts: 

"It is not the old soldiers who desert, but the conscripts of 1811 provided by the department of the Lot. A certain number of these conscripts having successively abandoned the depot, they were obliged to consign the others to Fort Saint-Jean; many of them having taken advantage of the escape, of the moment of exit required by the parade and other exercises. The prefect of the Lot, who had knowledge of their flight, had 43 of them arrested."


Framed display measures approximately 16"x20"; document has minor wrinkles and folds consistent with age and handling; some paper loss to left margin, as shown. Otherwise in fine condition overall. Signature is bold and clear.


Purchased by Marie Antoinette in 1785, the Château de Saint-Cloud was a palace in France, and the main seat of the Bonaparte family. It was later destroyed in the Franco-Prussian war.


GUARANTEED GENUINE - simply one of the finest investment-quality, authentically-signed Napoleon documents currently available on the market!


NOTE:  SIGNATURIST-INK displays feature archivally mounted documents which are easily removable. This acid-free museum-grade mounting tissue releases safely and easily with simply a dab of water.


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Own a remarkable, original piece of history! The perfect gift for the collector, autograph enthusiast, Francophole or History buff. A must have addition to the Executive Office, den, or "Man Cave".


Sold as is, as shown.

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE * AUTOGRAPH Signed at SAINT CLOUD * 1811 * re: Army Deserters

  • Elegantly framed and archivally matted to handsome matte black frame with gold accents. Exquisite PH-neutral navy blue brushed suede mat. Also includes descriptive museum style plaque and featuring handsome antique portrait of NAPOLEON framed together under heavyweight, conservation-grade 98% UV-BLOCKING polystyrene pane.

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