Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 585
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE. Endorsement Signed, "Lafayette," in French: "We have the honor to recommend the request by Mr. Rottier, supernumerary, to the Baron. It . . . has the double goal of lightening the burden of a father and obtaining the first job for his son to which he has the right." Additionally signed by Benjamin [Henri] Constant [de Rebecque], and two others. The endorsement, written in the margin of a letter from Guillaume Rottier, Jr., to the Baron de Barante, requesting an administrative position for his father. The letter, small folio, 1 page; folds. Le Mans, 6 February 1819. Np, 20 April 1819