[Bonaparte, Napoleon]. Pair of manuscript documents for articles (ca. 1797).

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[Bonaparte, Napoleon]. Pair of manuscript documents for articles (ca. 1797).
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14. [Bonaparte, Napoleon]. Pair of manuscript documents (unsigned), undated (ca. 1797) for articles relating to capitulation of the arsenal of the Republic of Venice. (1) Document, in French, 3 pages (8 x 11.25 in.; 203 x 285 mm.) bi-folded paper containing nine articles for "Draft for the Rules of Procedure for the Interior Functions of the Arsenal of Venice", (2) document, in French, 2 pages (12.5 x 8 in.; 304 x 203 mm.) bi-folded paper containing eight articles for the "Rules and Proposals for the Interior Functions of the Venetian Arsenal". The articles categorize use and administration of the Venetian arsenals by the French Navy for "Construction and armament of venetian ships". Both documents are written in ink and are nearly identical in content, though the second document lacks "Article 5." In fine condition. The documents state in part: Article 5. The orders will always be given in the workshops and warehouses by the officers of the Venetian Navy; but the orders will have been discussed with the administration of the French Navy...Article 9. The Commissioner of the French Navy will oversee all accounting concerning the two nations...nothing will be delivered or used on either a worker or ship belonging to the French Republic without being signed by him... During his famed Italian campaign, Napoleon conquered the Republic of Venice 12 May 1797 during the First Coalition. $400 - $600