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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