G.A. POTEMKIN (1739-1791), AUTOGRAPH Letter in Cyrillic addressed to «Gosudar moy» (My Lord). May 2, 1783.
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1 л. 22x18.5 cm. Clerical manuscript. Handwritten signature of G.A.Potemkin. Red wax seal. Below is an inscription in different handwriting in French. It is about transporting wool from Riga to a factory in Vitebsk. Potemkin asks the governor Mikhail Rodionovich Lansky (1737-1795) to deliver the material directly to him. Grigory Alexandrovich Potemkin (1739-1791) was a great Russian statesman, Count, His Serene Highness Duke and Field Marshal-General. He was the favourite and closest collaborator of Empress Catherine II. He played a great role in development of the Northern Black Sea Coast, Novorossiya, the Crimea, construction of the Black Sea Fleet. After the annexation of the Crimea he was given the title «Tavrichesky».