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NEY | letter signed, to General Kléber, 1797

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Estimate:

400

to
- 600 GBP

NEY | letter signed, to General Kléber, 1797

NEY | letter signed, to General Kléber, 1797

Estimate:

400

to
- 600 GBP

Lot sold:

1,062

GBP

NEY, MICHEL, MARSHAL OF FRANCE


LETTER SIGNED THREE TIMES ("NEY[PARAPH]") TO GENERAL JEAN-BAPTISTE KLÉBER


in French, writing as Brigade-General in Westphalia, informing his commander General Kléber, Commander of the left wing of the Army of Sambre & Meuse, about the position of the Austrians near Mülheim, since he has heard that seven thousand of their men have been sent towards Frankfurt, a weakness that he has tried to exploit, posting his men at Radevormwald, Lennep and Wermelskirchen, and sending forward scouts, advising him of his proposal to march towards Wipperfürth, 1 page, 4to, integral address leaf, annotated by Ney, remains of red seal, "C & I Honig" paper, Radevormwald, Bergisches Land (near Wupperthal), 24 Fructidor, l'an 5 [10 September 1797]


"...J’apprends a l’instant mon Cher Général que les autrichiens postés près de Mülheim sur le Rhin, ont éprouvé un fort écheque. J'ajoutes d’autant plus de foy à Cette Nouvelle, puisque le Comp de 7000 hommes qui était hier à Lenappe destiné à renforcer les troupes sur Mulheim est parti hier à Minuit pour se diriger par Wipperfeur sur Franckfurt…"


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remains of mount at hinge, small seal tear


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