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MARSHAL HENRI J.G. CLARKE - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 06/21/1808 - HFSID 176836

 
HENRI J. G. CLARKE
Signed letter from the Minister of War in France informing the Minister of State that he will employ Deputy Inspector Oberlin in the 13th Military Division.
Manuscript letter signed: "Clarke" in ink, 1p, 8x12½. Paris, June 21, 1808. In French, roughly translated: " Sir, I have the honour to assure your excellency that I endorsed the proposal to hire Mr Oberlin, Second Imputator of the 13th Armed Division. May I request ,your Excellency to transmit the order here enclosed. I wish to assure Your Excellency, of my highest consideration. The Minister of War." Henri Jacques-Guillaume Clarke (1765-1818) was private secretary and Minister of War to Napoléon during his reign. Clarke served in the early French Revolutionary Wars in the Army of the Rhine and by 1793 had been promoted to general de brigade. During the war against Austria in 1805, Clarke was appointed governor of Vienna and during the war against Prussia in 1806 he served as governor of Erfurt and of Berlin. In 1807, Napoléon appointed Clarke Minister of War, which he held on and off until 1817. Lightly creased. Horizontal fold touches signature. 1-inch shading at 3 margins touching text. Lightly stained. File note (unknown hand) at bottom left corner. Small tears in bottom edge. Otherwise, fine condition.


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MARSHAL HENRI J.G. CLARKE
Born: October 17, 1765 in Landrecies, France
Died: October 28, 1818



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