Monthly Auction Open For Bidding
Auction Ends January 14
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of January 14 at 7 PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6 PM ET To Participate After 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
313   Marquis de Lafayette  $200 Unopened $200 0 You must login to place a bid.

#313 - Marquis de Lafayette

click to enlarge
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

Description  

LS in French, signed “Lafayette,” one page, 7.25 x 8.5, May 6, 1829. An intriguing letter regarding an exiled friend. In part (translated): “I would not allow myself to add a new note to the one that the Minister of Foreign Affairs has been willing to receive, should not I have at this time the duty to comply as a simple messenger. General Corrijos, whom, after having lived for some time in Alencon is now in England, has given me the responsibility to hand in to the Minister the report…He will find in it a very clear account of the facts and rights upon which about fifty Spanish officers founded their complaints. I do not doubt that justice will be dispensed to them by the Minister; and I would like very much that the answer from the French Minister of Justice, while in interim, will sort this affair out, that is valued as much, it seems to me, to our French honor, than the one of the claimants.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and two tiny holes to upper corners. This letter presumably misspells the surname of Jose Maria de Torrijos y Uriarte as “Corrijos.” Also known as ‘General Torrijos,’ he was a Spanish military officer who first distinguished himself in the popular uprisings against Napoleon's invasion in 1808. He continued in revolutionary activities until 1823, when a French invasion forced him to surrender his post at Cartagena and live in exile. He first traveled to France, where he met and befriended Lafayette, staying only five months before leaving for London due to Louis XVIII's hostility to the Spanish liberals. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

This item is Pre-Certified!
Purchase a third-party full letter of authenticity for $50.
No extra postage and no long delays!
Click here if you are interested.

back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 444 is due by Sunday, January 26th unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.