Very nice warm letter to his wife after the campaign in Poland and Germany.
Remains of a red wax seal with the shield bearing his initials placed on marshal's sticks,
black postal mark "N° 43. GRANDE-ARMEE"
Louis DAVOUT (the only Marshal of the Empire who remained undefeated during his military career) was appointed Governor General of the Duchy of Warsaw in July 1807 just after the peace signed by Napoleon with the Russian Empire in Tilsit.
Napoleon thus thanks Davout's military and organizational talent, who filled himself with glory at Auerstaedt and Eylau in particular, but this does not necessarily affect the family business of Davout, who cannot see his wife who has remained in France for more than a year. year.
Warsaw, October 12  with postmark dated October 27, 1807.
“I received your letter of the 25th of September, my dear Aimée. THIS CONTINUITY OF UNJUST REPROACHES CAN ADD NOTHING TO THE
CONVICTION THAT I HAD ALREADY THAT HEREBY ALL DOMESTIC HAPPINESS WAS LOST FOR ME. It was however the only one I could taste. God forbid that I make recriminations, and would not be confessed by my heart and they would be devoid of foundation, as I have already told you. It would no longer be beneficial to avoid a kind of correspondence that only does harm and stick to talking about our health. As for me, when you write to me "I am well" as well as your two little ones, I feel a satisfaction that makes me forget what the rest of your letter can be unpleasant, especially since you bearing the liveliest attachment, I deserve none of the reproaches that they contain[nt] all. You have to have and felt the need
reproach me to point out that I have not yet named my second daughter in my letters
that I forgot her name of Léonie, which you baptized her... [The very prolonged absence of the Marshal and the financial needs of his wife, who had to give birth alone in June 1807 to their daughter Adèle, Adèle Napoléone Léonie by her full name, had temporarily but strongly soured their relationship.] Finally, my dear Aimée, SINCE YOU DOUBTS MY FEELINGS, THERE IS NO REMEDY, I WILL ONLY ENSURE YOU THAT I WILL NEVER CHANGE, THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE A GOOD HUSBAND AND A GOOD FATHER... I send a thousand hugs to my two little ones and I assure their innocent mother of my deep attachment. "
(signed) L DAVOUT "
p. 1/4 folio, address on the back,
a very frayed margin with tears due to the opening affecting a word, small worm work with affecting a few letters, see photo.
A page of history.
Professional seller. clearly identified
CNE France Certificate of Authenticity provided
Delivery in rigid cardboard envelope
by Registered Mail with Acknowledgment of Receipt and Insurance included.