Versailles: [The King], 1783. . Single sheet, written on one side only, 14 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches on laid, watermarked paper with paper seal Translation:"By order of the King"The superintendent or jailer of the prisons of Angoulme is ordered to deliver the named soldiers Jean Baptiste Bouverat or Bouvat, Franois Guichard, and Franois Lagassain, recruits destined for the colonies, to the conductor of the first detachment of recruits (whether Mr. La Grange or another) who is passing through Angoulme, coming from Marseille, who the conductor will send to their destination. "Written in Versailles, 9 February 1783" (Inventory #: 2539)
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