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LJS 180 Letter concerning the forge of Ruelle


Letter concerning the forge of Ruelle

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LJS 180
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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The University of Pennsylvania Libraries


In French


Letter written from Versailles, 9 August 1776, to the contrôleur général des finances (position held by Jean Étienne Bernard Ogier de Clugny, May-October 1776) concerning the forge of Ruelle. The writer recounts that the forge was sold by the Marquis de Montalembert to the Comte d'Artois (later Charles X) in 1774 and that it was used for the manufacture of cannons and mortars for the French Navy. The Comte d'Artois ceded the forge to Louis XVI in 1776, which transfer may have been underway at the time of this letter. With two contemporary notes, one at the close of the letter, perhaps added by the author, whose signature is illegible, to a letter written by a secretary; and one at the top of the letter in yet another hand redirecting it to Monsieur de Beaumont, dated 11 August 1776. By the same author as LJS 180, Item 22 and Item 23.




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