Lot 784: Leopold Ii



2015-07-10 15:43:28

Lot 784: Leopold Ii: (1835-1909) King Of The Belgians 1865-1909. A.L.S., Leopold, Three Pages, 8Vo, N.P., 8Th December 1879, To A General, On The King'S Black Embossed Monogrammed Stationery, In French. The King Writes A Somewhat Intriguing Letter, 'The Purpose Of The Letter That You Have Forwarded To Me Is To Inform That We Have Been Victims Of A Theft And To Ask For Money. If These People Insist, I Ask You To Answer That The Question Can Only Be Resolved In The Tribunals. I Do Not Subsidise The Return Into Their Native Countries Of People I Do Not Know And That Are Not Especially Recommended To Me. Strangers In Need Should Seek Help From Their Embassies....' Some Light Age Wear And Minor Thinning To The Lower Corner Of The Final Page, Evidently Caused By Previous Mounting, Not Affecting The Text Or Signature. About Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £150 - 200
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