Emperor Franz Joseph I Manuscript Document Signed "Franciscus Josephus" in Latin, one page, 9.5" x 14". September 30, 1907. To Michaeli R. Davila congratulating him upon becoming provisional president of Honduras, hoping that the good relations between the two countries will continue. General Davila had become provisional president on April 18, 1907 and was elected to a four-year term in 1908. Franz Joseph I was Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary from 1848-1916. In 1914, his nephew and heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated in Sarajevo. Franz Joseph's ultimatum to Serbia and declaration of war led to World War I. The document is in very fine condition with tiny holes from prior binding in the blank left margin. Accompanied by a 5.5" x 3.5" Austrian stamped postcard depicting Franz Joseph I, honoring the 60th anniversary of his reign. Addressed in an unknown hand to a recipient in Vienna, postmarked in Vienna in 1908

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