Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
NAPOLÉON. Letter Signed, "Nap," to his Minister of War the Duc de Feltre, in French, ordering him to inform Marshal Davout that Magdeburg is under Davout's command, and that honors should be given only to French officers or the King himself [Jérôme Bonaparte]. 3/4 page, 4to; few pin holes at lower left. Paris, 18 February 1811

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"You ought to inform the Prince of Eckmühl [Marshal Louis-Nicolas d'Avout] that Magdebourg still belongs to me, that the governor should take orders only from him, and that the Westphalian government has nothing to do with the command of that place . . . ."
According to the terms of the Treaties of Tilsit, signed by Napoléon and representatives of Russia and Prussia in 1807, the territory of the Kingdom of Westphalia did not include Magdeburg.