[Louis XIV.]

[Louis XIV.]

Schriftstück mit Sekretärs-Unterschrift. Chambort. Folio. 1 p. Mit alter Papierhinterlegung.
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Dekret, von Louis XIV. Sekretär unterschrieben.

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Louis XIV.

König von Frankreich (1638-1715). Letter signed ("Louis" in secreterial hand). Saint-Germain-en-Laye. 9 SS. auf 6 (= 3 Doppel-)Blatt. Folio. Mit Adresse.
$ 5,884 / 5.000 € (33349/BN28422)

To Isaac de Pas (1618-1688), Marquis de Feuquières, French ambassador to Sweden. In French, but mostly written in secret cipher, above which the recipient has transcribed the French meaning. Louis explains that, despite appearances, France cannot continue to support Sweden due to the superior naval power of England and is unable to send a flotilla of ships in her aid. Instead, he orders movement of French land forces; he also approves the suggestion of marriage between the King of Sweden and the daughter of the Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg: "[...] A squadron of 20 or 30 ships that I might send to Sweden's aid would be too weak to withstand the forces of England; nor is it suitable to the state of my affairs to [...] support this war by putting to sea a flotilla equal to that Crown's [...] Sweden's affairs are everywhere in such a bad state, yet she does not blame her own ill conduct.

I have even learned that her ruin in Prussia is so great that it is no longer possible to negotiate for peace with them until [Sweden is] convinced of the nearly insurmountable obstacles to naval assistance that they have expected from me [...] Since the greatest interest of the King of Sweden in marriage is that it contributes to make peace and to re-establish him in the Empire, I would view somewhat indifferently the choice that he would make [...]" (transl.). - The Treaties of Nijmegen, signed in 1678 and 1679, brought an end to the Dutch Wars. Sweden was among the last of France's allies to cease hostilities, as it had tried to regain lost territories. - Countersigned by secretary of state for foreign affairs Simon Arnauld de Pomponne (1618-1699). Minor scattered toning; short closed separations at folds..


Louis XIV.

König von Frankreich (1638-1715). Document signed ("Louis"). Versailles. Pergamenturkunde, 520:343 mm. Gegenzeichnung "Par le Roy, Phelypeaux".
$ 5,295 / 4.500 € (935804/BN935804)

Instructing the Royal Secretary of Finances Daniel Morel to confiscate the amount of 250 livres: "Louis par la grace de Dieu Roy de France et de Navarre; à nos amés et féaux conseilliers, les gens de nos comptes à Paris, Salut. Notre amé et feal Conseiller Secretaire maison couronne de France de nos finances honoraire, maistre de notre chambre aux derniers Daniel Morel, nous a fait remontrer que par arrest de notre Conseil du onze May dernier et pour les causes et considerations y contenues de l'année 1691 avec deffences de faire aucunes poursuittes contre luy pour raison de ce.

Et ordonné que pour l'execution du dit arrest toutes lettres necessaires seroient expediées et lesquelles il nous a treshumblement fait supplier luy vouloir accorder. A ces causes, desirant subvenir a l'exposant de l'advis de notre Conseil qui a veu ledit arrest rendu en iceluy ledit jour onze may dernier et l'extrait du double dudit compte cy attachez sous le contrescel de notre chancellerie, Nous conformément audit arrest avons par ces presentes signées de notre main, deschargé et deschargeons ledit exposant de ladit amade de deux cents cinquante livres en laquelle il a été condamné au jugement de son comte de ladit année 1691 et en consequence voulons que repris par vous ledit compte vous ayez a l'en descharges purement et simplement. Sy vous mandons et tres expressement enjoignons que cesdites presentes vous ayez a registrer et du contenu en icelles faire jouir et user ledit exposant plainement et paisiblement nonobstant tous edits, declarations, arrests, reglemens [...] et toutes autres choses a ce contraires, ausquelles nous avons derogé et derrogeons pour ce regard [...]". - Cut at lower right corner..

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