May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 28

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Two Letters Signed, "Lafayette," in French. The first, to an unnamed recipient (lacking salutation), recommending Mr. Maurice and conveying a similar recommendation from Prefect of the Seine Odilon Barrot. 1 page, 4to, "National Guard of the Kingdom" stationery, with integral blank; folds. The second, as President of the Polish Central Committee, to Albert de Montemont, returning copies of patriotic dithyrambic verse on Poland [not present]. 1 page, 4to, "Polish Central Committee" stationery; with integral address leaf; toning at lower edge, folds. Paris, 29 September 1830; 23 September 1831

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29 September 1830: ". . . M. Maurice is the son-in-law of that admirable Commander Delon, who, as Reporter of the Councils of War, has by his integrity and his courage saved several precious lives of Generals arraigned before these Councils, who thus won an honorable disgrace . . . ."