An uncommon English letter written byBonaparte fetched $400,000 at an auction at the famous auction house Osenat in Fontainebleau, south of Paris. Napoleon wrote the letter in March 1816 as a homework exercise for learning English. The letter which Napoleon sent to his English teacher for correction and sealed with the imperial eagle wax stamp is full of errors.
"He shall land above seven day a ship from Europe that we shall give account from anything who this shall have been even to day of first january thousand eight hundred sixteen," the Times of India quoted a sentence of the letter for examples of errors. The letter which is one of three valuable letters written in English by Napoleon was bought by the French Museum of Letters and Manuscripts in Paris.
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