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Title: Original manuscript letter from the Magistrate of Antwerp, addressed to the Governor of the Austrian Netherlands, containing a petition to the emperor Charles VI for the repayment of a Duch loan written out by Guillaume Gedeon Deutz. Undated, with the original holograph signature of M.F. van Elsen.
Description: 2. S.l. (Antwerpen), manuscript on paper, written in ink, undated ( ca. 1750), in-folio, 8 pp , written in French, very neat handwriting. In this letter signed by F. van Elsen, as representative of the Magistrate of Antwerp, and addressed to '' Son Altesse Roiale'' is contained a 5 pp long petition to the emperor with the request of a repayment of loan subscribed by Antwerp business men to Guillaume Gedeon Deutz ( a onetime mayor of the city of Amsterdam). The loan was given an imperial consent with a ''depêche'' from december 22nd 1733 and garanteed by the state of Silesia ( at that time part of the Austrian Empire, but now conquered by Fredrick of Prussia). Provenance; from the archives of Charles de Proli ; photostat of a typed letter from 23 May 1945 refers to Theophile Smekens who was still occupied with Proli's bancruptcy in the late 19th c. ( see Denucé, Antwerps Archievenblad 2e reeks, 7 , 1932 nr.1). We have other archive records relating to Charles Proli and the ''Société Impériale de Trieste pour le commerce Aziatique'' on offer. If you would be interested in acquiring several documents a more advantageous price will be applied. Please inquire via e-mail. .

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Price: EUR 500.00 = appr. US$ 543.42 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 44947