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ANGOULEME Louis Antoine duc - Letter Signed 1818

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Louis Antoine, duc d’ANGOULEME (1775-1844). Son of Charles X; last Dauphin of France.

Letter Signed (“Louis Antoine”) to the Minister of the Interior, sending two petitions [not present] with a request that they be dealt with favourably.

1 page 8vo in French with integral blank leaf, Tuileries, 7 April 1818.                      

Trans: “I heartily recommend to M. Lainé the two enclosed requests. Gendarmerie Lieut. de Laporte is a capable officer noted for his watchfulness, and I would be delighted to do something for le Sieur Nada who has shown great zeal at a very painful moment.”

A note at the end of the letter, in another hand, requests that the duc d’Angoulême’s request should be attended to and the results reported back to him.

The duc d’Angoulême, son of Louis XVI’s youngest brother, Charles X, and married to Louis XVI’s surviving daughter, Marie Thérèse was, perhaps inevitably, as reactionary as his father, and vindictively anti-Bonapartist.

When Charles X abdicated in 1830, Louis Antoine automatically inherited the throne. However, as he abdicated as well, less than half an hour after his father, his reign is probably the shortest in recorded history.

Remains of guard on the verso. From the Crawford collection.

A split at the central vertical fold has been professionally repaired.

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