To Marie-Louise

Montereau, 20 February, 1814
9 am:

My Dearest,

You have sent me a very beautiful comfit-box with the portrait of the King of Rome at prayer. I want you to have it engraved with the caption: "I pray God to save my father and France."

This little picture is so interesting that it will please everybody.

I am sending you Mortemarte with 20 flags captured from the Russians, the Prussians and the Austrians.

My health is good.

The Emperors of Russia and Austria, and the King of Prussia were at Pont, at Madame's; they went from there to Bray, and their headquarters were to have been at Fontainebleau on the 18th. They are now making post-haste for Troyes. My troops have entered Nogent and Sens.

Give my son a kiss, keep well, and never doubt all my love.



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