Lot n° 261
300 - 400
Victor de Riquetti, Marquis de MIRABEAU (1715-1789)... - Lot 261 - Ader
Victor de Riquetti, Marquis de MIRABEAU (1715-1789) "L'Ami des hommes", economist and agronomist, father of the great orator. L.A.S., "Kelhaine" [Kelheim in Bavaria] May 2, 1742, to his mother, the Marquise de Mirabeau in Aix; 2 pages and a half in-4, address with postal marks (heavily wetted by disinfection, wear and tear on the second page and on the folds with slits).
Interesting account of the Bavarian campaign while serving as an officer in his father's regiment. "Always marching through detestable times and paths, war, plague and famine - that's where we are now. Since our entry into Bavaria, we have only found a country that the enemies have devastated since the capture of Lintz, and misery has brought a plague that kills all its inhabitants. We were hyer housed in a village near the cemetery we vime to place 14 of them in the afternoon [...] We march with wings in a ruined country, the season does not promise anything yet [...] the army of Bohemia has companies of 4 men and the strongest at 12 "... Marshal de Broglie is waiting for Belle-Isle " to hand over the army and come to command it. We need his presence as much as the Bohemian army did when he went there [...] The enemies are entrenching themselves under Passau where they gather, we imagine that our first operations will tend to force them"... Etc.
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