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Denis Decres

Autographed Letter


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Denis Decres (18 June 1761 - 7 December 1820), Officer of the French Navy and Count of the First Empire, authentic, autographed annotated letter (ALS). This one page letter, measures approximately 7" x 9" in size and is dated March 4, 1805. It is written on his official stationery as Minister of the Navy of the Colonies. The letter is also attached to a larger sheet of paper.

In this letter, Decres writes to the State Councilor and Prefect of the Department of the Seine, acknowledging receipt of the two boxes of medals struck off by the City of Paris on the occasion of the celebrations taking place for the crowning of Napoleon. He expresses his appreciation. Napoleon had been crowned Emperor the previous December 2, 1804 in Paris.

Decree served as Napoleon's Minister of the Navy from 1801 to the end of the Empire in 1814. He also resumed his post as Minister of the Navy upon Napoleon's during the Hundred Days.

This untranslated letter is crisply signed by Decres at the conclusion. It is in good to very good condition, with overall light toning not affecting the signature. The letter contains some scattered creases and expected interesecting folds.

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