THE TOWER OF AUVERGNE. 1782. EURE. Letter... - Lot 259 - Vermot et Associés

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THE TOWER OF AUVERGNE. 1782. EURE. Letter... - Lot 259 - Vermot et Associés
THE TOWER OF AUVERGNE. 1782. EURE. Letter signed "Le Duc de BOUILLON" written from the Castle of NAVARRE (EURE) on May 5, 1782. Godefroy Charles Henri de LA TOUR D'AUVERGNE, (Paris 1728 - Castle of Navarre near Evreux 1792) Aristocrat, Peer of France in 1771. He was Prince of Turenne then Duke of Bouillon, Duke of Albret, Duke of Château-Thierry, Count of Evreux and Grand Chamberlain of France from 1747 to 1775 - 2pp 1/2 in-4°. Text about the advancement of a man for whom he is attached. "I will help him with the greatest favour in the new establishments which he will be able to create in the extent of my domains of this province; and with my recommendation to Mr. Intendant of whom, moreover, I know that he is known advantageously. As for his salary, I can only urge you to make it as good as possible for him... he must travel frequently in order to know the resources of his department, and he must follow and direct the new establishments that he already has in mind... I believe it is essential that he first put himself in a position to inspire confidence by a little ease in the honest people who would like to devote themselves to the exploitation of saltpetre chalk and the establishment of artificial nitrate mines. I shall always be flattered to see you when your business or other motives bring you to my Township..."
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