Letter signed Lavoisier, and countersigned by his three colleagues Jean-Pierre Fancheux, Edme-Pierre Le Tors de Chessimont and Jean-Baptiste Paul Antoine Clouet. Mollet of Babebel, Gabelles visitor and King's Farm Judge in Aix-en-Provence. Paris, March 20, 1783 1 page In-4 on Bieuillet Verged. Very small stain without attacking the text, traces of folds. Rarissime letter signed by Lavoisier, founder of modern chemistry.
We received, sir, the letter you had bonneur to write to us on this month in favor of d. Avouaud to whom you wanted to provide a powder debiting commission in the city Daix. The order we have established in this part imposes the loy of consulting the Commissioner of Marseille powders on this request; As early as his answer will have reached us we will be happy to communicate it to you, and if it is such that we must preserve it, we will send him the Commission that you desired and which must be issued by him. We have the honor to be with a very perfect attachment, sir, your very humble and obedient servant. By its links with Minister Turgot and with the academic world, Lavoisier helped to found in 1775 the governance of powders and saltpêtes he became one of four directors.
Infatigable man, a member of the Lacadémie des Sciences (Assistant in 1768, holder in 1778), Lavoisier became a general farmer in 1778 and once held several administrative and political functions at the beginning of the Revolution. Associated with the devaluation that followed the transformation of the assignats into currency of necessity and which would have benefited from the emigrants, it is denounced to the revolutionary authorities. Vilified by Marat through his Lami newspaper of the people, he is sentenced to death and guillotine Place de la Revolution on May 8, 1794.Edme-Pierre Le Tors, a signatory to this letter, died in 1788 in an explosion that occurred in the powder De Lessonne, during experience on chlorinated powder conducted under the direction of Lavoisier and Berthollet. The item \The seller is \This article can be delivered anywhere in the world.