ILLE-ET-VILAINE. Adolphe de LANTIVY (1796-1850).... - Lot 148 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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ILLE-ET-VILAINE. Adolphe de LANTIVY (1796-1850).... - Lot 148 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
ILLE-ET-VILAINE. Adolphe de LANTIVY (1796-1850). 5 autograph letters signed to his former schoolmate, Maurice Jamet in Vannes. 15 pp. in-4. Saint-Malo (the last one from Rouen), June 1815 - September 1816. Addresses on the back with postmarks. Some tears. Long account of Saint-Malo and Brittany during the transition from the end of the Empire to the beginning of the Restoration, by a young sailor of the old Breton nobility. "We received by telegraph [...] that the king had returned to Paris [...]. We received by telegraph [...] that the king had returned to Paris [...]. There was a lot of rejoicing, we lit up and fired a hundred and one cannon shots and put up the white flag, which enraged the soldiers who are garrisoned here; so they did the devil during the whole night of Sunday, they began to awaken the whole city by making the general beat the drum, saying that the Anglo-Saxons were at the gates of the city and that there were ten thousand of them", but it was to make the inhabitants flee and loot their houses. "On Monday morning they went to the general's house and threatened to kill him if he would not give them the keys to the castle - the castle is a tower with cannons that overlooks the city - and told him that not only would they kill him, but they would even set the city on fire and slit the throats of all the Chouans and royalists who were in the city [...]. The general gave them the key, and this was the beginning of the exactions.
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