LE PELLETIER DE LA HOUSSAYE, Félix. 15643

£100

Description

Travel Document, signed by Le Pelletier de la Houssaye as Intendant de Justice in Alsace, requesting safe passage and assistance for three convalescent soldiers travelling to Saltzbourg, annotated by six magistrates along the way confirming the provision of lodging and noting the route taken by the three Invalides. In French. 2 pp. 12½ x 8 inches, folded while travelling, worn at folds, old repairs. Printed heading. Strasbourg, 31 July 1704. Félix Le Pelletier de la Houssaye (1663-1723), French statesman who became Controller-General of Finances. From a family with a long history of service to the French King, Le Pelletier de la Houssaye held several posts, including Intendant (representative of the royal power in the provinces), a post he held in Soissons (1694), at Montauban in Rouergue (1698 – 1700) and at Strasbourg in Alsace (1700 – 1715).