April 19, 1799

Napoleon, at the Siege of Acre, Orders His Generals and Troops to be Paid

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Bogged down at the Siege of Acre on what, only weeks before, he thought would be a quick victory on his way to Jerusalem, Napoleon here orders that his generals and the infantry, lancers and sappers, be paid.

Document Signed (“Bonaparte”), as General-in-Chief, in French, partially-printed and accomplished in manuscript, 1 page, folio, Headquarters, April 19, 1799; ordering payments to Egyptian campaign personnel.

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Transcript

Liberty   Equality
French Republic

To the Quarter-General on the 30th of Germinale [19 April] Year 7 [1799]

Bonaparte, Chief General

To the Ordinance Chief

I beg you, citizen of the ordinance, to pay

100 livres of support to the infantry guard
400 to General Kleber
400 to General Bon
350 to General Lannes
350 to General Reynier
100 to the lancers
100 to the sappers
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1800

BONAPARTE