Lot 198 of 395:
Letter signed by Armand Richelieu 1816  

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Title:
Letter signed by Armand Richelieu

Author:
Richelieu, Armand Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de

Place:
Paris

Publisher:

Date:
Oct. 2, 1816(?)

Description:

11 lines, in ink, signed Richelieu. 11½x7¾.

Letter from the 2nd and 5th Prime Minister of France, during his first term in office, succeeding Talleyrand. The letter, not fully translated, concerns the American businessman James Swan, who, after nearly two decades of commercial enterprised in Europe, was in 1815 sued by a German client, arrested and thrown into the prison of St. Pelagic in Paris, where he remained until July, 1830, living in luxury and maintaining an unceasing litigation in the French courts.


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Condition:
Fine.


 
Item number:
237784
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