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    Joseph Bonaparte Autograph Note Signed, 7.75" x 9.75", one page, March 9, 1821, New York. Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844) was the older brother of French Emperor Napoleon I, who made him King of Naples and Sicily (1806-1808) and later King of Spain. Bonaparte abdicated and returned to France after defeat at the Battle of Vitoria. He was seen by Bonapartists as the rightful Emperor of the French after the death of Napoleon's own son Napoleon II in 1832, although he did little to advance his claim. He lived for a time in the United States, initially in New York City and Philadelphia but later moved to an estate in Bordentown, New Jersey. Some tears along the folds and toning, else near fine. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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