DescriptionLouis-Nicolas Davout Autograph Letter Signed. Four pages of a bifolium, 7.5" x 6.75" (opened), in French, Strasbourg, December 17, 1796. Addressed to an unknown general, Davout writes regarding the news of the death of Empress Catharine II of Russia, in part: "You know, no doubt, about the death of the Empress of Russia. This event could bring about a great change in the political system of Europe." At the time of this writing, Davout, who Napoleon would later name Duke of Auerstadt and Prince of Eckmühl, was on campaign near Kehl, Germany, fighting against the Austrians.
Condition: Smoothed folds are toned, else fine.
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