Letter Signed, as Minister of War and Marshal of France, to Lacoste de Nicolai, cadet, informing him of his promotion to sous-lieutenant in the Regiment de Chasseurs de la Meuse. In French. 1 page 12 x 8 inches, folds, with the integral address leaf, various postal markings, early repairs. Paris, 25 October 1822. Claude Victor Perrin (1764-1841), Duc de Belluno, Marshal of France, entered the army in 1781 and fought throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. In 1802 he was Governor of Louisiana for a short time. He distinguished himself at the battles of Saalfeld and Jena, and after Friedland he was made marshal. He took a prominent part in the Peninsular War, until his appointment in 1812 to the command of a corps in the invasion of Russia.