MORVILLE Claude-Jean-Baptiste FLEURIAU, comte de (1686-1732) magistrat et diplomate, ministre de la Marine et des Affaires etrangeres.

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MORVILLE Claude-Jean-Baptiste FLEURIAU, comte de (1686-1732) magistrat et diplomate, ministre de la Marine et des Affaires etrangeres.
L.A.S. "De Morville", Paris 11 January 1718, [to Abbé DUBOIS]; 3 pages in-4. Rare letter on his appointment as ambassador to Holland. In 1723, on the death of Cardinal Dubois, Morville was asked by the Regent to get hold of the cardinal's papers]. He did not want to delay in telling him that "His Royal Highness [the REGENT] has just declared me Ambassador to Holland. I am as sensitive as I am to such a mark of confidence, [...] my life will always seem too short to show her by my zeal, my loyalty and my respectful attachment to her person how jealous I am to deserve the kindness with which she is willing to honor me. I am flattered to know to whom I owe them, [...] you have in moy the most docile man in the world to follow your advice "... The marshal of UXELLES " has given His Royal Highness a more advantageous testimony than I could deserve "... 2 L.S. is attached. Two L.S. "de Morville", thanking a lady (9th January), and M. Mellier (3rd April 1723) for their congratulations; plus 2 P.S. "Fleuriau" as public prosecutor, one concerning a complaint from the Abbey of Cluny against Henry de Rains, receiver in the salt granary at Saint Gengoux (1715).
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