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    Alexander II of Russia Document Signed " Alexander." One partially printed page of a bifolium, 8.75" x 14", St. Petersburg; April 13, 1862. A merit award, No. 71, written in Cyrillic, granting the receiver a place in "O ur Imperial and Royal Order of St. Stanislas 2nd Class with the plaque." Countersigned by Count Nikolai Adlerberg, Chancellor of Orders, With a paper embossed seal at the lower left. The document is accompanied by a printed French translation.

    Alexander II (1818 - 1881) was remembered as a soft-hearted and liberal man, who devoted his considerable energies to ridding his empire of cumbersome medieval trappings. He is best-known as a social reformer, who set about emancipating Russia's serfs. The Order of Saint Stanislas was originally a Polish order of knighthood but was incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1831.

    Condition: Flattened horizontal center fold. Light edge toning. Folds and creasing to the paper seal. Dampstaining along the lower edge. Boldly signed by Alexander.

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