König von Frankreich (1754-1793). Payment instruction signed ("Louis"). Paris. 1 S. Folio.
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To the "Trésorier Général de ma Liste civile", Jean-Baptiste Tourteau de Septeuil (1753-1812), instructing him to pay 200 Livres to the "Concierge de mon Chateau de Compiégne" S. Pascal. - At the time of writing, Louis XVI was already de facto a prisoner. In December he refused to sign a bill creating a State Church (not recognized by the Pope or the King), his end drew near: after the siege of the Tuileries in August 1792, he was arrested; he was guillotined in January 1793, and his wife Marie Antoinette in October. - Some edge wear; paper defects; one large, reinforced tear.