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TALLEYRAND-PÉRIGORD (Charles-Maurice...

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TALLEYRAND-PÉRIGORD (Charles-Maurice de). Letter signed "Ch. Mau. Talleyrand" as Minister of Foreign Relations to the French chargé d'affaires in the Valais, Joseph Eschassériaux. Paris, January 31, 1806. 2 pp. 3/4 in-folio. On the case of a Savoyard who had lived for a time in the Valais (of which he was even a representative in the Swiss legislative body), whom the court of first instance of Sion condemned in a lawsuit with a Valaisan: Talleyrand indicates that this man, since he was judged after his return to Savoy and after he had fulfilled all the formalities to see himself recognized as French national, must be considered as French and judged in front of a French court, according to the terms of the treaty concluded in year VI between France and Switzerland. - Piasa sale, March 6, 2007, n°684.

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