- Rare Elizabeth Czarina of Russia 1737 signed letter
Elizabeth Petrovna (1709 – 162) reigned as Empress of Russia from 1741 until 1762.
She was the second-eldest daughter of Tsar Peter the Great, and was one of the best-loved monarchs in the nation's history.
She oversaw an 'Age of Enlightenment' is Russia, and was immensely popular due to her decision not to execute a single person during her reign.
An order from Elizabeth regarding food for peasants, on an off-white sheet, measuring 8” by 12”.
Handwritten and signed in Cyrillic, and dated May 6, 1737.
It translates as:
Decree of our Patrimonial[Ancestral Lands, or just Land Estates] Office
We command that, if, after the expending of the oats by October of this year, there remain oats at our stock yard, we should immediately lend forty-four quarters of good oats for seed to our peasants of Tsarskoye Selo from this department.
Issued in St. Petersburg on the 6th day of May 1737 by Elizabeth
Document is in very good condition.
Anything signed by Elizabeth I of Russia is rare and in high demand.
Provenance: ex Stanley Gibbons.
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