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5: The body of the letter of the Princeton/Vilnius document published on its own with fac-simile by the Baron de Coston

Subjects: Correspondence

Credits: (c) Fondation Napoléon


Le baron de Coston, Biographie des premières années de Napoléon Bonaparte, c'est-à-dire depuis sa naissance jusqu'à l'époque de son commandement en chef de l'armée d'Italie ; avec un appendice renfermant des documents ou inédits ou peu connus, postérieurs à cette époque, Paris; Valence: Marc Aurel frères, 1840, 2 vols.
Coston published the body of the letter of the Princeton/Vilnius document on page 484 of volume 1, with a facing fac-simile, J - here marked (5)
Without addressee but in Coston's opinion it should be addressed to Barras (see Coston's note); place: Passeriano; date: 4 Vendémiaire (Coston dates the document to An VI, 1797)


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