Anne Louise Germaine Necker. French writer; exiled by Napoleon I.
Autograph Letter Signed, Necker Stael de Holstein, one full page, octavo, 28 messidor, no year. To Citizen [Paul] Barras, a member of the Directory.
I was deeply affected by the misfortune suffered by Citizen Barras. I must know if his health was affected. I beg him to let me hear from him. My friends and myself, witnesses of the deep sensibility shown by the Citizen Director, more than ever have faith in the truth, the energy and the priceless worth of his friendship.
Barras was an early supporter of Napoleon, and in fact secured the young generals appointment to command the Army in Italy. It was Barras who introduced Napoleon to Josephine, Barrass former mistress. Madame de Stael rarely signed her letters and it is unusual to find one signed in full.
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