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FRONDE. Louis II de Bourbon, prince of CONDÉ (1621-1686) "le Grand Condé". P.A.S., and 2 P.S., plus one P.S. by GASTON D'ORLÉANS, January-February 1652; 1 page small in-4, 6 pages in-fol., 1 and a half pages in-fol.
Important historical set on the Fronde and the alliance of Gaston d'Orléans and the Princes against Mazarin, at the instigation of the Grand Condé, with his sister Anne duchesse de Longueville, and his brother Armand prince de Conti, who sign two of the documents together. The emissary of Condé is Charles-Léon comte de FIESQUE (1613-1658).
Saintes January 7, 1752. P.A.S. (2 times) by CONDÉ, giving power of attorney to the count of Fiesque to "deal with my lord the duke of Orleans under such conditions as he deems appropriate promising to keep inviolably and ratify all the agreements he will make in my name as also I promise to do the same thing to my brother and sister and to all my friends"... Then he asks the duke of Nemours (Charles-Amédée de Savoie duke of NEMOURS, 1624-1652), or "celuy qui commendemes troupes de Champagne et Bourgogne en son absence de faire avec les troupes quil commende les choses que luyord lec d'Orléans avec qui moy et mes amis ont traitté"... [The document still bears marks showing that it was folded to form a very small fold intended to be carefully hidden.]
Paris January 24, 1652. Treaty passed with Gaston d'Orléans, ratified and signed by the prince of CONTI (Agen February 11), the duchess of LONGUEVILLE (Bordeaux February 13) and CONDÉ (Agen February 16). "Articles and conditions of which his Royal Highness and Monsieur le Prince agreed for the expulsion of Cardinal Mazarin from the Kingdom, in consequence of the declarations of the King and the arrests of the Parliaments of France intervened on seals. The treaty contains 11 articles, of which we will quote the first two: "That his Royal Highness and Monsieur le Prince are ready to lay down their arms, to withdraw from the person of his Majesty, to return to the councils and to contribute whatever is necessary to procure a general peace, to restore affairs, and to re-establish the King's authority, if it pleases his Majesty to commend himself in good faith, to Cardinal Mazarin to leave the kingdom and the places of his obedience, and to leave his councils, and to leave his relatives and adherents [...That if, on the contrary, Cardinal Mazarin's actions are prejudicial to the King's mind, and if, against the wishes and feelings of all of France and to the detriment of the declarations, he persists in maintaining it, the status of uncle of His Majesty which His Royal Highness has obliged him to maintain.A.R. obliges him continually to watch over the good of the Kingdom and to counteract what he may disturb during his majesty's lower age, and Monsieur le Prince cannot dispense with having the same feelings for the honor he has desired from the Royal blood, and considering that they can find no security for their persons while led. Cardinal Mazarin will be master of affairs, have promised and have reciprocally obliged themselves, and sobligent both for themselves, and Monsieur le Prince particularly for Monsieur le Prince de Conty his brother and Madame la duchesse de Longueville his sister [...] to enter into union, to join forces, to use their credit and their friends to procure the exclusion of Cardinal Mazarin from the Kingdom"...[Paris]January 24, 1652. "Secret article" supplementing the treaty passed this day between His Royal Highness and the Prince de Condé, signed by GASTON D'ORLÉANS, and "for and in the name of Monsieur le Prince," Charles-Léon comte de FIESQUE (1613-1658) and Charles-Joseph comte de GAUCOURT(†1684). The article stipulates that, if it pleases the Duke of Lorraine to enter into the treaty, "no arrangement will be made that is particularly included for the restitution of the places of Stenay, Clermont and Jametz, or that one does not give him the reward of which one is already agreed, and in case that [...] the Duke of Lorraine returns to the said places, his. Royal Highness, and Monsieur le Prince, will make include, in the said treaty, which will be made with the King, the satisfaction of mond. sieur le Prince for the reason of the said places"...
Bergerac February 15, 1652. Ratification of the "secret article" annexed to the treaty of January 24, signed by the prince of CONDÉ, who added 3 autographed lines concerning the 3 places of his apanage, which could be taken again by the duke of Lorraine: "on condition that I am in effective possession of the things which one will give me for my restitution and that I am satisfied by handing over my places". Following the ratifications and signatures of the prince of CONTI (Agen February 11) and of the duchess of LONGUEVILLE (Bordeaux February 13).
Former collection of George John Warren Lord VERNON (1803-1866), with original folder.

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FRONDE. Louis II de Bourbon, prince of CONDÉ (1621-1686) "le Grand Condé". P.A.S., and 2 P.S., plus one P.S. by GASTON D'ORLÉANS, January-February 1652; 1 page small in-4, 6 pages in-fol., 1 and a half pages in-fol. Important historical set on the Fronde and the alliance of Gaston d'Orléans and the Princes against Mazarin, at the instigation of the Grand Condé, with his sister Anne duchesse de Longueville, and his brother Armand prince de Conti, who sign two of the documents together. The emissary of Condé is Charles-Léon comte de FIESQUE (1613-1658). Saintes January 7, 1752. P.A.S. (2 times) by CONDÉ, giving power of attorney to the count of Fiesque to "deal with my lord the duke of Orleans under such conditions as he deems appropriate promising to keep inviolably and ratify all the agreements he will make in my name as also I promise to do the same thing to my brother and sister and to all my friends"... Then he asks the duke of Nemours (Charles-Amédée de Savoie duke of NEMOURS, 1624-1652), or "celuy qui commendemes troupes de Champagne et Bourgogne en son absence de faire avec les troupes quil commende les choses que luyord lec d'Orléans avec qui moy et mes amis ont traitté"... [The document still bears marks showing that it was folded to form a very small fold intended to be carefully hidden.] Paris January 24, 1652. Treaty passed with Gaston d'Orléans, ratified and signed by the prince of CONTI (Agen February 11), the duchess of LONGUEVILLE (Bordeaux February 13) and CONDÉ (Agen February 16). "Articles and conditions of which his Royal Highness and Monsieur le Prince agreed for the expulsion of Cardinal Mazarin from the Kingdom, in consequence of the declarations of the King and the arrests of the Parliaments of France intervened on seals. The treaty contains 11 articles, of which we will quote the first two: "That his Royal Highness and Monsieur le Prince are ready to lay down their arms, to withdraw from the person of his Majesty, to return to the councils and to contribute whatever is necessary to procure a general peace, to restore affairs, and to re-establish the King's authority, if it pleases his Majesty to commend himself in good faith, to Cardinal Mazarin to leave the kingdom and the places of his obedience, and to leave his councils, and to leave his relatives and adherents [...That if, on the contrary, Cardinal Mazarin's actions are prejudicial to the King's mind, and if, against the wishes and feelings of all of France and to the detriment of the declarations, he persists in maintaining it, the status of uncle of His Majesty which His Royal Highness has obliged him to maintain.A.R. obliges him continually to watch over the good of the Kingdom and to counteract what he may disturb during his majesty's lower age, and Monsieur le Prince cannot dispense with having the same feelings for the honor he has desired from the Royal blood, and considering that they can find no security for their persons while led. Cardinal Mazarin will be master of affairs, have promised and have reciprocally obliged themselves, and sobligent both for themselves, and Monsieur le Prince particularly for Monsieur le Prince de Conty his brother and Madame la duchesse de Longueville his sister [...] to enter into union, to join forces, to use their credit and their friends to procure the exclusion of Cardinal Mazarin from the Kingdom"...[Paris]January 24, 1652. "Secret article" supplementing the treaty passed this day between His Royal Highness and the Prince de Condé, signed by GASTON D'ORLÉANS, and "for and in the name of Monsieur le Prince," Charles-Léon comte de FIESQUE (1613-1658) and Charles-Joseph comte de GAUCOURT(†1684). The article stipulates that, if it pleases the Duke of Lorraine to enter into the treaty, "no arrangement will be made that is particularly included for the restitution of the places of Stenay, Clermont and Jametz, or that one does not give him the reward of which one is already agreed, and in case that [...] the Duke of Lorraine returns to the said places, his. Royal Highness, and Monsieur le Prince, will make include, in the said treaty, which will be made with the King, the satisfaction of mond. sieur le Prince for the reason of the said places"... Bergerac February 15, 1652. Ratification of the "secret article" annexed to the treaty of January 24, signed by the prince of CONDÉ, who added 3 autographed lines concerning the 3 places of his apanage, which could be taken again by the duke of Lorraine: "on condition that I am in effective possession of the things which one will give me for my restitution and that I am satisfied by handing over my places". Following the ratifications and signatures of the prince of CONTI (Agen February 11) and of the duchess of LONGUEVILLE (Bordeaux February 13). Former collection of George John Warren Lord VERNON (1803-1866), with original folder.

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