The new couple is a story of love and ambition, but certainly not of money. Napoleon prepares his new career. The estate division of Joséphine's widowhood is still pending. But both are friends of the strong man of the moment, Barras. The Corsican family is angry: aged 33, the bride is too old.
The papers are prepared in accordance with the law. A few days later, the notaries Raguideau and Jousset establish and sign the expédition authentique, which is the certified copy provided to the newlyweds.
This document received an apostille (official post scriptum) on 9 Germinal an VII indicating that the private act is now recorded in a civil registry. Three days later, Joséphine bought the Château de Malmaison.
The certified copy of the marriage contract between Napoléon and Joséphine is estimated € 80K, for sale on September 21 by Osenat in Rueil-Malmaison, just in front of the château. This manuscript certificate is illustrated on the page shared by ArtDaily.
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