Lot n° 788
500 - 700
SAINT-AIGNAN François de
2 L.A.S. " Le Duc de St Aignan ", 1674- [1680?] ; 3 pages in-4 each (one engraved portrait attached).
Le Havre June 4, 1674, to the Marquis de SEIGNELAY, as Governor of Le Havre. The King will not be angry to receive news from the Channel and the enemy naval army: "the various movements of this fleet make them uncertain that they have not always been well received; it is reported from Paris this morning that she is out of the Channel and apparently going to Bayonne at Beslisle; or in Re; but she has returned to the Dunes. ...] This morning, as she went astride the four hours two leagues from Icy towards the costes, I heard a great many cannon shots from those costes; but I cannot judge what it may be; ny quel dessein ces gens peuvent la avoir si ce n'est d'attendre que M. For I imagine that for Dunkirk, however much they want it, they will find it difficult to pass it on... Moreover, the places of this government
are in a state of little fear of them, and he himself "is ready to put me to the test of a body of nine to ten thousand men. With their four guns, he "can hardly believe that their militia beats the C-cy; although the Count d'Hornes and Farjeau promise themselves marvels ... [1680 ?, to Madeleine de SCUDÉRY]. Beautiful letter relating to the Conversations on various subjects of Miss de Scudéry. He received his present on his knees: "What comes from you, mademoiselle, carries with silkiness a recommendation which charms those to whom it is addressed; and I make myself a sy great honour to see that, having written such beautiful things, you believed me capable of knowing the price which I would be obliged to you all my life; these incomparable books which you so gallantly name as convenient friends have not remained for long alone in my cabinet. I have already had a long conference with the former, who has told me things sy delicates sy just and so well turned to the praise of the King that I have devoured what I must taste little by
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