French letter with seal. Louis XIV and Louis Phelippeaux to Etienne Nerot, 1709


[LETTER WITH SEAL]. (LOUIS XIV). 1638-1715. & Louis Phelippeaux. 1643-1727. Administration

French item signed (secretary). Versailles, July 7, 1709. 1 pp. bi-folded in folio, seal with coat of arms under paper.

Sealed letter ordering the captain of Prevost of France (Etienne Nerot), to arrest the named La Croix St. Croix “and to search both Versailles and Paris, papers that may have belonged to him"
Document likely related to the Poisons affair, 50 years after the arrest of Mr. Godin de Sainte-Croix, a lover of the poisoner, the famous Marquise of Brinvilliers. In 1709 that Louis XIV decided to rid of all items related to this case.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 38 cm
  • Width in cm : 26 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2014110236