Lot n° 159
250 - 300
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MÉZERAY François-Eudes de (1610-1683) historien ; élu en remplacement de Voiture, il succéda à Conrart dans la fonction de Secrétaire perpétuel [AF 1648, 33e f].
L.A.S. "Mezeray," Tuesday, November 4 [or December 1681?], to Pierre-Daniel HUET, abbot of Aulnay; 2 1/2 pages small in-4, address (portrait enclosed).
"My nephew the sr EUDES has a lawsuit at the parlemt of Rouen, in which he took the prosecutor of the king of Argentan to task, because this officer put him in duty of taking of body as the criminal pretender of a murder, of which he took grace, & of which the parlemt justified him & gave him an arrest quite favorable but very just. This royal prosecutor was formerly his friend, but as he saw that he had bought an office of inquiry at the same seat of Argentan, & that by means of this office, which is very old, but which was guaranteed for four or five years, my nephew shared with him the profits & emoluments, which he was accustomed to take alone, he became his mortal enemy, & stirred up all sorts of machinery to prevent him from entering into his rights. It is a question of the honesty of the parliament to maintain its arrest, and the cause of my nephew is of unquestionable faith, however good right needs help, especially in a place where the brigands are powerful. We already have some friends there, but I hope very much in the one that your recommendation will be able to give you" In a postscript, he names all the judges: Boismolet, La Haye du Puits, Busquet, Le Pigné d'Arques, Tremanville, etc.
Attached is a P.A.S., February 12, 1676, a receipt for "the life pension which it pleased the late monseigneur le cardinal Mazarin to give me". Plus a portrait and a biographical note.
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