SAINT-PRIEST François-Emmanuel Guignard, comte de (1735-1821) diplomate et ministre.

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SAINT-PRIEST François-Emmanuel Guignard, comte de (1735-1821) diplomate et ministre.
4 L.A.S. and 1 L.S. "de St Priest", 1783-1810; 9 pages in4. Constantinople 10 December 1783. Ambassador in Turkey, he wished to leave, after sixteen years of presence, and to be "left of my galley"; he wrote to the count of CHOISEUL; he supposed that the marshal wanted "to make himself bearer of the reforms of the ordinance of the Levant; in the meantime trade suffers from the freedom of foreigners" . March 1, 1784, shortly before his departure from Constantinople: "I am put in the rank of useless servants like the good of the Gospel and I do not complain about it". He added that the Empress of Russia had given him her portrait in a superb snuff box and that his wife had received furs, "it's ending up on the right mouth"... January 17, 1789, thanking a cousin who complimented him on his entry into the King's Council . October 31, 1789, he sent to the provosts of the merchants and aldermen of Lyon a decree of the National Assembly which postponed any convocation of provinces and states. Geneva 17 September 1810, he mentioned a matter concerning Mr de Saint-Victor and the Duke of Cadore. An l.s. from his father, intendant of Languedoc, Montpellier, June 12, 1782, is attached on the subject of work against the floods of the Rhone; and a letter from his wife, née Riquet de Caraman, [1825], responding to a recommendation from M. de Barante.
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