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Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
RUMORS OF THE RESTORATION OF THE BOURBONS FRANZ I; EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA. Letter Signed, "Frances," as Emperor, to Count Magawly-Cerati, in Italian, noting that use would be made of the information that Groupy has gone to Vienna, encouraging him to send information about the movements of the Bourbon party, telling him to not be discouraged by the rumors that the Bourbons would be restored, expecting goodwill from the Sovereign and observing the lack of conflict between the interests of Parma and Austria. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; inlaid, printed description on slip of paper pasted to verso at left of signature, tissue repair to left edge at horizontal fold recto. Vienna, 30 September 1814
". . . Please continue to keep me informed of the doings of the Bourbon party. I can appreciate the inquietude that the rising rumors about the reinstatement of the Bourbon family must be causing you. ". . . Anyway, whatever the future destiny of these States might be, I am convinced that the Sovereign who will rule over them will have to show goodwill toward the Department, and to all those who have cooperated with him in restoring order, and to the good administration. . . . [I]t is not so easy that the interests of the Bourbon family should come into conflict, concerning the State of Parma, with the interests of the House of Austria. . . ."
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