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    Napoleon Bonaparte Letter Signed "Nap". One page, 7.25" x 9", August 4, 1811, written in French in an unknown hand, to the Duke de Feltre, Minister of War. In part (translated): "I've been informed that a large number of my refractory draftees are being held in the Citadel of the Island of Re and that many of them are dying because of cramped quarters. I can't see why they shouldn't have the freedom of walking about at will in the city. The island is probably sufficiently guarded by customs officials and the men should not be confined in such a manner as to affect their health. Send an officer to check on conditions and create good order. I have many fine draftees on those 3 islands and they have to be looked after. I want to know, by Departments, the condition of the men of the Belle-Isle and Island of Re regiments."

    Condition: Light toning with a small amount of foxing along bottom margin. Signature is bold.

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