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De Paul, Vincent, Saint
DOCUMENT SIGNED ("V. DE PAUL CURÉ" [WITH PARAPH]) WHILE CURÉ AT CHATILLON-LES-DOMBES, WHERE HE FOUNDED HIS FIRST CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION, NOW KNOWN AS THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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De Paul, Vincent, Saint
DOCUMENT SIGNED ("V. DE PAUL CURÉ" [WITH PARAPH]) WHILE CURÉ AT CHATILLON-LES-DOMBES, WHERE HE FOUNDED HIS FIRST CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION, NOW KNOWN AS THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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De Paul, Vincent, Saint
DOCUMENT SIGNED ("V. DE PAUL CURÉ" [WITH PARAPH]) WHILE CURÉ AT CHATILLON-LES-DOMBES, WHERE HE FOUNDED HIS FIRST CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION, NOW KNOWN AS THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 
Manuscript document in French, 2pp., quarto (155 x 213 mm), [Châtillon-les-Dombes, l'Église de Saint-André, 1617]. Faint circular ink-stamp of the Mairie of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, with manuscript note in French dated 1842 and signed by mayor Crillon, notarizing the Vincent De Paul's signature. Tipped to larger sheet (173 x 240 mm) with royal stamps and circular ink-stamps of the Mairie of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, consisting of a 1 p manuscript document again notarizing the signature. Accompanied by transcription and notes, dated 1839 and a letter concerning the document, dated 1842.
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Provenance

Christie's, 29 May 1998, lot 52

Catalogue Note

Rare - only two documents signed by this important Catholic Saint have appeared at auction in the past two decades, including the present example. A legal document consisting of the last leaf of a deed from a register of minutes relating to the local parish, and signed by De Paul and 6 others, starting "Lequel servis annuelet perpetual dedict ... A promis de prometre par son permanente obligeant corps.. payer aussi de Srs Curés prestres et societtaires et a leurs successeurs..." 

Vincent De Paul (1581-1660), founder of the Lazarite order, was a French Roman Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. In 1617, at Châtillon-les-Dombres, De Paul founded his first "confrérie de charité" to minister to the destitute and inform. This 'confrérie' eventually became what is now known as the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. He was canonized for this work in 1737.

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