Military commander (1758-1817) during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, who was named as one of Napoleon's original 18 Marshals of the Empire; Napoleon referred to Masséna as 'the greatest name of my Military Empire.' Partly-printed DS, in French, signed “Massena,” one page, 7.75 x 11, November 21, 1805. Significant Army of Italy document from 11 days before the Battle of Austerlitz, in part (translated): "It is ordered the Poisson Courier to go to Padua to hand over to Mr. Accinelli, the Commissioner-General for the depictions he carried. The civil and military authorities are responsible for providing aide and assistance as needed. He also carries a letter for Mr. Mesury. At the bottom of this letter, Accinelli and Mesury testify that they have received these letters." Endorsed below by Accinelli and Mesury. Retains its red wax seal to the lower left. In fine condition.
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