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    King Ferdinand VII Manuscript Document Signed "Yo el Rey" ("I the King") in Spanish, one page, 8" x 11.75". Palacio, July 24, 1833. King Ferdinand VII grants the Military Cross of Fidelity, Second Class, to Don José Nadal. Ferdinand VII reigned as King of Spain from 1808 until his death on September 29, 1833, just two months after he signed this document. From 1808-1814, he was imprisoned in France; Napoléon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, reigned as José I Napoléon from June 6, 1808 to December 11, 1813. Ferdinand returned to Spain on March 22, 1814. His reign saw the loss of most of Spain's colonial empire in the Americas. Numerous light folds. Part of signature a bit light. Minor foxing. Paper seal affixed at left. Fine condition.

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