NAPOLEON I (1769-1821). Emperor of the French.
Document Signed ('N' with a flourish), 3 pages large folio (a few light repairs, slight soiling), Fontainebleau, 24 October 1810. A letter to the Emperor concerning the sequestration of a consignment of cocoa at Orthez, with a recommendation as to the course of action. A Summary of the contents of the letter is placed at the head.
2692 kilograms of cocoa, destined for the traders, Messrs Dubrocq, had been seized in pursuance of operations against smugglers. The Dubrocqs were not involved with contraband, and it is recommended that the cocoa should be returned to them in return for, presumably temporary, recognisances. The emperor's advice is to refer the matter back for consideration at the next meeting of the Conseil de Commerce
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