Autograph Letter Signed, as Duc de Malakoff, while serving as Governor-General of Algeria, to the president of the Imperial Court in Alger, discussing a senior appointment. In French. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, a few minor blemishes only, embossed ducal crest. Alger, 14 February 1863. Marshal Pelissier (1794-1864), Duke of Malakoff, served in Spain, Greece and Algeria. In 1855 he succeeded Marshal Canrobert as commander-in-chief of the French forces before Sevastopol.