very beautiful handwritten letter of General Franceschi on watermarked, with letterhead "Armée d’Italie" General staff '
General of artillery, Lacombe-Saint-Michel, born in Saint-Michel of Vax, March 5, 1751; elected member of the Executive Board of the Department of the Tarn 1791, elected member of the Tarn and North to the Legislative 1791, Member of the military Committee, Member of the Tarn to the National Convention, 1792, in Mission to the army of the South, voted the death of the King, in mission in Corsica, with Saliceti 1793, wounded in the knee at the battle of Farinole, sailed from Bastia to Genoa 1794, Secretary of the Convention, on a mission to the army of the North 1794, General of Division of artillery 1798 , Ambassador to Naples, was taken prisoner on his return by a Tunisian pirate, returned to France in 1799, commanding the artillery of the army of the Rhine, under Baraguey-of Hilliers, Upper Commander in Piedmont 1800, Commander in Chief of the army artillery of Italy 1801 under Masséna 1805, to the attack of the old Castle of Verona, served the attack of Venice, commanding the artillery of the 8th corps of the Grand Army... Death on January 27, 1812.
ENTIRELY AUTOGRAPHED PIECE OF GENERAL FRANCESCHI.
ARMY OF ITALY.
At the headquarters in MILAN, on February 21, 1801.
THE CHIEF GENERAL ORDERED THE GENERAL OF DIVISION...
APPOINTMENT OF COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF PIEDMONT IN PLACE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SOULT WHO GOES TO THE ARMY OF OBSERVATION OF THE MIDI.
HE WILL RECEIVE FROM THE LIEUTENANT GENERAL SOULT INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS COMMAND.
signed FRANCESCHI, beautiful signature; piece in perfect condition.
Franceschi, General, born in BASTIA (Corsica), appointed Chief of battalion by the folk representative Lacombe-Saint-Michel to the army of Italy 1794, sent to Corsica, Chief of staff of Gouvion Saint Cyr to the army of Naples 1805, then Massena, to the Grand Army 1807, employed in Spain, serves in Almonacid, at the army of Germany, in Russia, 1812, in Dantzick in 1813, he died there of typhus on March 19, 1813.
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