French official, father of Étienne-Louis Malus (dates of birth and death unknown). Autograph letter signed ("Malus"). Paris. 8vo. 1½ pp. on bifolium. Followed by 1½ pp. by his wife Louise-Nicole-Charlotte.
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To Henri Bertrand, father of Henri-Gatien Bertrand (1773-1844), who would become Aide-de-camp to Napoleon Bonaparte, relaying news about his son in Egypt from Louis Bonaparte, Napoleon's younger brother. Malus writes that he just left from visiting Louis Bonaparte who instructed him to tell Bertrand that his son was promoted commander of the fortifications in Cairo. On his own behalf Malus expresses great satisfaction to know of his son's friendship with such a distinguished officer. Louis Napoleon had offered to forward Betrand's letters to Egypt therefore Malus sends him Napoleon's and his own address in Paris.