MARIE THÉRÈSE CHARLOTTE DE FRANCE, (1778-1851).... - Lot 138 - Maison R&C, Commissaires-Priseurs Associés

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MARIE THÉRÈSE CHARLOTTE DE FRANCE, (1778-1851).... - Lot 138 - Maison R&C, Commissaires-Priseurs Associés
MARIE THÉRÈSE CHARLOTTE DE FRANCE, (1778-1851). Dauphine of France and Duchess of Angouleme, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Nicknamed "Madame Royale", she was the only royal child to survive the French Revolution. Rare patent granted to the widow of a former valet of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Signed by her hand "Marie Thérèse", countersigned by her secretary Théodore Charlet, red wax seal with her arms. Château des Tuileries, May 5, 1826. 1 page in-folio in black ink on vellum (36 x 49 cm). Patent of a pension of 600 francs in favor of the Widow Camot. "Today Friday fifth day of the month of May one thousand eight hundred and Twenty Six , Marie Thérèse Charlotte Dauphine of France, being in Paris, wanting to recognize in the person of the aforementioned Marie Thérèse Joséphine Ansoul, widow of Jean François Camot, valet of room of Her Royal Highness, the good and faithful services rendered by her late husband to Her Majesty the Queen of France, mother of Madame the Dauphine, and to Her Royal Highness, Grants to the said Vve Camot an annual and life pension of Six hundred francs, without deduction, which will be paid to her during her life by her Treasurer General, from three months to three months starting from the first of last April, for the first quarter to be paid on the first of next July, the second on the first of next October and so on until the extinction of the present pension. And for assurance of her will Madame La Dauphine ordered me to send the present Patent which she signed by her hand and had countersigned by me Secretary of the Commandments of Her Royal Highness and of her house and finances. Done given to the Castle of Tuileries the day above". Correspondence of Théodore CHARLET (1785-1859), secretary of the Duchess, addressed to his brother Alexandre Charlet Judge of the civil court of 1st instance of the department of the Seine, 1823. 8 autographed in-4 letters signed Th. Charlet, written in black ink on paper headed "The Secretary of the Commandments and General Treasurer of her Royal Highness Madame Duchess of Angouleme', sent from April to August 1823 from St Sauveur and Bordeaux. Three of the letters with stamps of the secretary with the coat of arms of the Duchess of which two loaded with postmarks. Th. Charlet asks his brother to whom he gave power of attorney to withdraw sums from the bank of France to pay them on his cash for the service of Madame La Dauphine. He keeps him informed of his movements with the Duchess of Angouleme and thanks him for giving him news of his family. We leave St Sauveur on the 26th of this month to go to Pau, where we will stay only a short time. I will probably precede Madame by twenty-four hours: we will be in Bordeaux on the 31st of this month, but when will we leave and return to Paris? I do not know. Madame's health is very good: H.R.H. has found the use of the waters very good and so have I, for I have taken them very exactly. You give me great pleasure, my dear friend, by telling me that my mother, your wife and your son are doing well: I hope that this will last a long time [...]", L.A.S. of July 20, 1823. One L.A.S. Charlet to his brother Vichy July 1824 1 and 1 autograph piece signed "Th. Charlet": "I, the undersigned, recognize that all the sums that Mr. Alexandre Charlet my brother received for me from the Bank of France, by virtue of my power of attorney during the year eighteen hundred and twenty-three, were paid by him to my cashier's office for the service of Madam The Dauphine by means of which I leave him and discharge him from all things in this respect. In Paris, on the second of January eighteen hundred and twenty-four".
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