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HENRI IV (1589-1610), King of France. Autograph letter signed to Monsieur de Baumevielle, 'au boys de vynceynes', 30 March , acknowledging a ring sent by hand of Seigneur Laurens, adding that 'Je me suys retyré ycy pour vacquer an ce tams a mes devosyons ce quy pourra mampescher de vous voyr', but he has not forgotten his correspondent's services and will recompense them in time, one page, 4to.
The forest at Vincennes was a favourite place for hunting. Published (from an archival copy) in the Lettres inédites, ed. Berger de Xivrey (1843-76), vol. V, 565-6.
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