Napoleon Bonaparte Authorizes a Soldier to Join the Egyptian Campaign in Syria

January 18, 1798

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Napoleon Bonaparte Authorizes a Soldier to Join the Egyptian Campaign in Syria
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      Readying to launch his campaigns in Egypt and Syria to protect French commercial interests - and undermine those of Britain - Napoleon Bonaparte arranges for “Citizen James” to join the Army of the East in Syria.


      Document Signed (“Bonaparte”), as General-in-Chief, in French, partially-printed and accomplished in manuscript, 1 page, oblong quarto, Headquarters, January 18, 1798.
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      LIBERTY.        EQUALITY.

      THE FRENCH REPUBLIC.
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      At the Headquarters, January 18, year 7. [1798]


      BONAPARTE, Commander in Chief, 

      Authorizes the Citizen James to join the army in Syria when he decides to do so.


      BONAPARTE

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