LOT 273

Documents of Frederik Zwick, Chevalier Legion d'honneur and Ridder Militaire Willems-Orde

File with a large number of (mostly signed) documents, incl. originals, extracts and (contemporary) copies) to Frederik Zwick as well as certificates, proofs and circulars providing a clear image of Zwick's military career; also a number of birth certificates etc. of Zwick's descendants. Manuscript document: 1ere Division. Légion d'honneur. Paris, le 5 Aout 1813. Le Grand Chancelier, Ministre d'Etat, A Monsieur Zwick, Chavallier de la Légion d'honneur, Sergent Major dans le 127. Regt de Ligne. L'Empereur et Roi en Grand Conseil vient de vous nommer Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. Je m'empresse et je me félicite vivement, Monsieur! de vous annoncer ce témoignage de la bienveillance de Sa Majesté Impériale et Royale, et de la reconnoisance de la Nation. (Signed) Le C.te De Lacepede (for copy in accordance with) N. Wieling Lt. Colonel. De off. betaalmeester Busch, all with signatures; also 2 illegible signatures + several documents of a similar nature + proof of discharge from the French army dated 9 September 1814 at Abbeville and a Feuille de Route de Sous-Officier et Soldat 89. Regiment infanterie De Ligne with the route of F. Zwick in 1814 with stamps and signatures.

Also an extract from the provision of Zijne Majesteit den Koning der Nederlanden, Prins van Oranje-Nassau, Groot-Hertog van Luxemburg, enz. 11 Augustus 1815. Tot ridder der Vierde Klasse van de Militaire Willems-Orde wordt benoemd. F. Zwick Tamboer Majoor bij het bataillon Nationale Militie Nr. 17. (was geteekend) Willem. (lager stondt) van wege den Koning (was geteekend) A.R. Falck. Accordeert met het origineel, voor zoo veel het geëxtraheerde aangaat. De Griffier ter Algemeene Staats-Secretarij Dassevael (signature and stamp) + a Circulaire van de Kanselarij Militaire Willems-Orde. Nr. 1822 from 1836 with confirmation of the awarding of the Ridder pension to F. Zwick (not specified; only as recipient of this circular) with wax seal and signed by De Generaal der Infanterie en Kanselier Jan Willen Janssens. Also a number of marriage and birth certificates of descendants of Frederik Zwick and Marie Charlotte Hoin.

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