Lot n° 8
1800 - 2200
. DAVOUT (Louis-Nicolas). Autograph letter... - Lot 8 - Osenat
. DAVOUT (Louis-Nicolas). Autograph letter signed with his name and initials, addressed to his wife Aimée Leclerc. TILSIT [now Sovietsk in Russia], June 22 . 1 p. 1/2 in-4 on azure paper, address on the back, vestige of red wax seal, tear in the address leaf due to the opening with small lack of paper without damage to the text. THE JOY OF THE MARCHAL AT THE MOMENT OF THE CONFERENCE OF TILSIT, SUMMIT OF THE POWER OF NAPOLEON I and PROMISE OF A LASTING PEACE. Marshal Davout's 3rd Corps was part of the troops stationed around Tilsit during the negotiations between the Emperor, the Tsar and the King of Prussia, until the signing of the treaties between France and Russia on July 7, 1807 and between France and Prussia on July 9. "The news that the last couriers brought to Paris should have calmed you down, my good little Aimée. IN 14 DAYS OF CAMPAIGN, THE EMPEROR HAS GIVEN ALL HOPE TO THE ENEMY, so everything announces that he wants to deal in good faith, then peace can only be very near, THE VOW OF OUR EMPEROR, BEFORE AS AFTER THE BATTLES BEING TO GIVE PEACE TO FRANCE AND EUROPE. I can therefore hope to embrace you soon. Believe that I will not lose a minute and that if it depends on me to accelerate the moment I will not fail. I do what I can, my little Aimée, to make me dizzy about your present position [Marshal Davout was still unaware that the day before his wife had given birth to their daughter Adèle, the future Countess of Cambaceres], I still have a very difficult week to spend. It is useless to talk to you about what I am going through. It is already some time since I received news from you and our Joséphine [their eldest daughter, born in 1804]. I need, my very good Aimée, to rely on your courage to lessen the deep worries I am experiencing. I know that your good mother will not lose a minute to inform me of your birth. So I have not made any recommendation to her in this regard. Assure her of all my tenderness, for you, my little Aimée, do not doubt the vivacity of mine, it equals the love that your faithful husband L. Davout bears you. A thousand caresses to my Josephine, a thousand and one kisses to her beautiful and excellent mother. LD "
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