Jun 15, 2023 - Sale 2641

Sale 2641 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
NAPOLÉON. Autograph Endorsement Signed, "Bonaparte," as First Consul, on fragment of a document: "He is relieved of duty and will be put on trial," in French. The document, summarizing a report concerning charges against Brigadier General Antoine François Eugène Merlin and recommending to the First Consul that Merlin be withdrawn from service, in French. Additionally signed by Minister of War Louis-Alexandre Berthier, on terminal page. 5 1/2 pages, 4to, "Rapport aux Consuls de la République" stationery, written on recto and verso of three separate leaves; marked loss to all sides from fire leaving toning and brittling at irregular edges (affecting many lines of text on each page but not endorsement), second and third leaves crudely inlaid, folds. [Paris], 8 December 1799