French statesman (1759-1820) who served as Minister of Police under Napoleon. LS in French, signed "Fouche," one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.5, Minister of the Police letterhead, August 16, 1799. Letter to Minister of War Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. In part (translated): "The Commissioner of the Directoire...asks for the prompt dispatch of an armed force capable of protecting the Loir et Cher Department against the attacks of brigands threatening it...he can absolutely rely only on the assistance of the National Guard and mobile columns...I ask you to give this request prompt and serious consideration and to inform me of your course of action." In fine condition, with a tiny repaired tear to the bottom edge.
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