TREZEL Camille - Letter Signed 1829 during the struggle for Greek independence
Camille Alphonse TREZEL (1780-1860)
Letter Signed (“Trezel”) to “Monsieur le Commandant”, informing him that he has been advised by the President of Greece that the resignation which he had requested has been accorded.
1 page large 4to in French, in a simple black and gold frame, c. 45 x 41 cms in all, a colour photocopy of the torn address leaf in a pocket at the back. Nauplie, 14 September 1829.
Trans: “Further to the order which I have received from His Excellency the President of Greece, I have the honour to advise you that the resignation which you had requested . . . has been accorded as of 31 August / 12 September 1829. . .”
The copy of the address leaf only allows us to see that this was addressed to “Squadron Commander Fa…”, the rest of the name being torn.
Driven by public sympathy for Greece’s struggle for indepence, France, Russia and Britain agreed in 1827 to send troops to support the Greeks. The intervention was somewhat half-hearted; neither the Russians, nor France’s government under Charles X, were entirely in favour of Greek ambitions. It was religious solidarity, rather than philosophical principles, which swayed them.
Victory at the battle of Navarino later that year proved an important milestone on the road to Greek independence. The independent kingdom of Greece was established in 1832.
In 1829, however, Greece was ruled not by a king, but by a Governor, Ioannis Kapodistrias, who was based in the then-capital of Greece, Nauplia, or Nafplio. One of the most important figures in the founding of modern Greece, Kapodistrias served as Governor from 1827 until his assassination in 1831.
The French remained in Greece until 1833. Their military efforts to help the Greeks were matched by the scientific and archaeological work which accompanied the expedition, an echo of the great Description de l’Egypte which resulted from Napoleon’s campaign there.
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