Mar 21, 2019 - Sale 2502

Sale 2502 - Lot 77

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
NAPOLÉON III. Autograph Letter Signed, "Napoléon," to a Marshal of France ("My dear Marshal"), in French, reporting complaints that facilities for the wounded are insufficient at Genoa and requesting that hospital ships be set up at Toulon to provide relief. 1 page, 8vo, with integral blank, pale blue paper; some toning to left edge, folds. Np, 8 May 1859

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"There are already complaints about the congestion of patients in Genoa, so we must restore as soon as possible the large depot for the sick which had been organized in Toulon during the Crimean War . . . ."
Napoléon writes days before he is to take command of the French army during the Second Italian War of Independence.