Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 79

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
ENCOURAGING ATTACK ON SAXONY DURING SEVEN YEARS' WAR FRANCIS I; EMPEROR. Letter Signed, "Francois," as Emperor, to an unnamed recipient ("My Cousin!"), in French, conveying that Marshal Daun acknowledges having written the recipient concerning the operations against Saxony, anticipating that the recipient would soon force the army of Prince Henry to clarify the Prince's intentions, noting that it should not be too difficult to repel the others on the flat lands of Saxony, expecting that the recipient's army is already assembled including Serbelloni's unit, and in a postscript, expressing pleasure to learn from the recipient's letter of the 28th that he is proceeding. 1 page, 4to; backed, inlaid, faint scattered foxing, short closed tears at middle left and right edges. Np, 30 July 1758

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Francis Stephen (1708-1765) was Holy Roman Emperor, husband of Maria Theresa, and founder of the Hapsburg-Lorraine dynasty.