CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René de (1768-1848)

Autograph letter signed “Chateaubriand” to Charles-Henri Dambray
Paris, 25 January 1825, 1 p. in-8

“I’ve been so suffering”

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CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René de (1768-1848)

Autograph letter signed “Chateaubriand” to Charles-Henri Dambray
Paris, 25 January 1825, 1 p. in-8
Lower left margin slightly cropped off

Chateaubriand has to decline a dinner because of his health condition


« J’ai été si souffrant, Monsieur le Chancelier, que je n’ai pu aller à la Chambre, et qu’il me sera impossible d’avoir l’honneur de dîner chez vous aujourd’hui.
Agréez, je vous prie, Monsieur le Chancelier, mon hommage, mes excuses et mes regrets. Chateaubriand »


Chevalier Charles-Henri Dambray (9 October 1760 – 13 December 1829) was a French magistrate and politician. He was Chancellor of France and President of the Chamber of Peers from 1814 to 1829.

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