CAMBACERES, J.J.R. de, Second Consul. 19515



Letter Signed, to the representative of the people in the Departement de Seine et Oise, acknowledging receipt of decrees. In French, on the headed paper of Le Comite De Legislation. 1 page 12 x 8 inches, minor blemishes. With a separate engraved portrait of Cambacérès. Paris, 29 Ventose, l’an 3me [19 March 1795]. Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès (1753-1824), duke of Parma, lawyer and statesman, concerned himself with legal and legislative work, even during the Terror. As Napoleon’s second consul he played an important part in drawing up the Civil Code, later called the Code Napoleon. He was Minister of Justice between July and December, 1799.