NAPOLEON I (1769-1821), Emperor of France. Autograph letter signed ("Napoleon"), to Martin-Michel-Charles Gaudin (1756-1841), Minister of Finances. Paris, 3 March 1808.
1 page, 4to, creased, spotted, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame).
Transcription: Sir Gaudin: I am sending you the good news from Naubergh. You know according to my decree the means I took to obtain my objectives. I desire that before the March 15th that everything which I demand should be fulfilled. Everything to be divided in ten lots for the creation of six hundred actionelles, and twelve hundred livres from the Treasure of Amortissement for the rest. Send me without delay the receipts for the papers. I pray God that you are under His Holy protection. a Paris, the 3rd of March 1808. Napoleon
Caisse de garantie et d'amortissement was a French financial institution set up by the French Consulate in 1800 to spread the national debt. Re-formed several times between 1804 and 1811, it was finally liquidated in 1816 and replaced by the Caisse des depÃ´ts et consignations.
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