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Military Document King Louis XVI 1779
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1779. Versailles. Military document with manuscript details pertaining to the Order of St. Louis and bearing the signature of Louis XVI, and countersigned by Leonor de Montbarrey, Secretary of State for War.
" The satisfaction I have with the services of Sir Francois Joseph Dietrich, ret. Captain of the Volunteer corps of Austrasia, having decided to asscociate him with the military Order of Saint Louis, I have chosen you to receive him and admit him to the dignity of Knight of the said order in my name (...) I pray God that He will have you, Monsieur de Hannique, in His holy custody.
Written in Versailles on June 16, 1779.
Leonar de Montbarrey"
Oblong vellum sheet. Folds with mild soiling.