Lot 75: FLEURY, ANDRÉ HERCULE DE; CARDINAL. Letter Signed, "Le Card. deFleury," to Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon, in French,

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Description: FLEURY, ANDRÉ HERCULE DE; CARDINAL. Letter Signed, "Le Card. deFleury," to Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon, in French, denying responsibility for an unspecified action and citing a statement of the King that supports his own view. 3 pages, 8vo, written on a single folded sheet; faint scattered foxing, repair to center vertical fold with tissue on terminal page. Versailles, 29 January 1742
Notes: ". . . [Y]ou want to make me responsible for . . . the request that you made, and I dare to assure you that you are mistaken.
"Those who say that it is I who [said] that it is not at all necessary to do . . . are not less mistaken. It's one of the first things that that King did me the honor of telling me at the last promotion, and he has even repeated it since in public . . . . The list of those who could claim to be honored with the Collar of the Holy Spirit--and Monsieur le Duc de Ruffec was of that number--the King read it and answered me affirmatively . . . ."
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