Letter from Napoleon I to Alexander I about a fire in Moscow

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    Russia. The State Collegium of Foreign Affairs. Chancery.
Letter from Napoleon I to Alexander I about a fire in Moscow [Case]: September 20, 1812, Moscow. - Moscow, 1812. - L. 9-10. - (Fund of the Chancellery of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Inventory No. 468). -
Written by hand.
On Fr.
Without tit. l. and region
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Foreign Policy Archive of the Russian Empire. http://www.mid.ru/ns-arch.nsf/iddobsh.
"Dear sir, my brother! ... There is no more beautiful, proud city of Moscow: Rostopchin set fire to it ... I started a war against your Majesty without anger: one note from you before or after the last battles would stop my procession, and I really would like to sacrifice you the advantage of being the first to enter Moscow.If your Majesty keeps some more of those past feelings, you will favorably receive this letter. Nevertheless, you can only be grateful to me for being aware of what is happening in Moscow By this, my dear sir, my brother, I pray to God that he will guard your Majesty and shore under his holy and dignified protection " .
I. Alexander I (Russian Emperor, 1777-1825). II. Napoleon I (the Emperor of France, 1769-1821) .1. The Patriotic War of 1812 (collection). 2. The Patriotic War - Moscow, the city - 1812 - Documents and materials.
ББК 63.3 (2) 521.1-686ю11
Source of electronic copy: WUA RI
Original location: WUA RI F. Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Op. 468. D. 6259
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