Lot n° 35
100 - 120
MANCA-AMAT Vicenzo (?-1850)
First Esquire of King Victor-Emmanuel I of Savoy (1759-1824). Autograph letter signed "The Duke of Vallombrosa", addressed to Mr. I. G. Caccia, London, June 30, 1831, in-4°, 1 ½ pages, text in French. Bends, foxing.
London, June 30, 1831, Berlington Hotel: "Sir, I thank you infinitely for the news you give me to know in your letter of the 20th about the rise and fall of public funds. I see from this that Prince Leopold, in accepting the Belgian crown, has not inspired much confidence, since the funds which were favourable at the beginning of the stock market have ended up decreasing painfully towards the end. It is also true to say that the new king does not change the state of affairs in Belgium at all. The limits on which Belgians do not want to compromise, always remain in status quo, and as long as they are not definitively fixed, the confidence can never be reborn. In any case, Sir, I remain in my funds, and for the moment I do not think of moving them. I hope that there are enough honest people in France to prevent the rascals from becoming its masters. If it were to happen otherwise, it is because Providence wants it that way; and no human forecast could prevent it. I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you within a fortnight at the latest and to renew in person the assurances (...) of my devotion, and of my friendship".
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