This major general of the French Revolution began as a dragoon in the King's Regiment in 1772 and by 1792 had risen through the ranks to become captain commanding the Quatre-Nations Company of Hunter Carabineers; in 1793 he was promoted to brevet major general in command of the 16th military division in Saint-Omer, though dismissed and then reinstated; by 1795 he commanded the districts of Alencon, Bellasme Mamers and La Ferte-Bernard. Item #49435
ADS, 1p, 7" X 9¼", apparently Nogent Le Actron, France in spring 1795. Near fine. This certificate appears to name one Lieutenant Deplessis of the 6th Regiment of Chasseurs a Cheval as brigade commander for the districts of La Ferte-Bernard, Bellasme Mamers and Nogent Le Actron. Dated "Le 10 Pluvoise an 4. dela Republique" -- the French Republican Calendar began in 1792 (until 1805), that being Year I and "pluviose" being the fifth month, a confusing situation open to minor interpretation that would date this document to May 10, 1795. Handsomely, boldly penned and with red wax seal at lower left (cracked and partial). Intriguing and not translated.