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Count Guillaume-Mathieu Dumas

Autographed Letter


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Count Guillaume-Mathieu Dumas (23 November 1753 - 16 october 1837), French General, authentic, autographed letter (LS). This one page letter measures approximately 7" x 9" in size and is dated September 5, 1814.

The letter is attached to a larger piece of paper approximately 9" x 13" in size and contains the printed name of "Dumas" in the bottom margin.  

Dumas was a French General who joined the French Army in 1773. he then entered upon active service as an aide-de-camp to General Rochambeau in 1780 for the American Revolutionary War. During this time, he had a share in all principal engagements that occurred throughout nearly a two year period. On the conclusion of peace in 1783, he returned to France as a major.

During the French Revolution, he acted with Lafayette and the constitutional liberal party. In 1792, he was elected President of the Legislative Assembly. However, he was forced to escape to England as extreme republicans gained the ascendancy. He later returned in the midst of the Reign of Terror, and as a result fled to Switzerland.  

Dumas was later recalled to France by Napolean when the later took over as First Consul. Dumas was subsequentely appointed to command the Army of the Reserve in Dijon.

This untranslated letter is crisply signed at the conclusion by Dumas. It is in good to very good condition, with overall light toning not affecting the signature. There are minor creases and expected intersecting folds.  

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