LOUIS XV (1710-1774-King of France 1715-1774) JEAN-FREDERIC PHELYPEAUX, COUNT OF MAUREPAS (1701-1781) Versailles, 22 July 1734 Lettre de cachet signed «Louis» (secretary) and countersigned by Phélipeaux de Maurepas

Lotto 507
addressed to René Jourdan de Launay, «Gouverneur de mon château de la Bastille», inviting him to fire the cannon «the day the Te Deum will be sung», in honour of the capture of Philisbourg [Grand Duchy of Baden, War against the House of Austria]. 1 p. address on verso to «Mons. de Launay - Captain and Governor of my Castle of the Bastille». In French. 34 x 22.5 cm. Cracks for the seal, small snag restored previously, some foxing especially in the right margin, without disturbing the text. Good condition.