Napoleon Bonaparte's will (8)
To Jean Jerome Levi, the Mayor of Ajaccio at the commencement
of the Revolution, or to his widow, children, or grand-children,
one hundred thousand francs.
To Duroc's daughter, one hundred thousand francs.
To the son of Bessières, Duke of Istria, one hundred
10. To General Drouot, one hundred thousand francs.
11. To Count Lavalette, one hundred thousand francs.
Item, one hundred thousand francs; that is to say:--
Twenty-five thousand to Piéron, my maître d'hôtel.
Twenty-five thousand to Novarre, my chasseur. Twenty-five
thousand to St. Denis, the keeper of my books. Twenty-five
thousand to Santini, my former door-keeper.
13. Item, one hundred thousand francs; that is to
say:-- Forty thousand to Planat, my orderly officer.
Twenty thousand to Hébert, lately house-keeper of
Rambouillet, and who belonged to my chamber in Egypt.
Twenty thousand to Lavigné, who was lately keeper
of one of my stables, and who was my piqueur in Egypt.
Twenty thousand to Jeanet Dervieux, who was overseer
of the stables, and served me in Egypt.
Two hundred thousand francs shall be distributed in
alms to the inhabitants of Brienne-le-Château, who
have suffered most.
15. The three hundred thousand francs remaining shall
be distributed to the officers and soldiers of the
battalion of my guard at the Island of Elba who may
be now alive, or to their widows and children, in
proportion to their appointments, and according to
an estimate which shall be fixed by my testamentary
executors: those who have suffered amputation, or
have been severely wounded, shall receive double;
the estimate to be fixed by Larrey and Emmery.
codicil is written entirely with my own hand, signed,
and sealed with my arms.
of April. 1821, Longwood. This is my Codicil, or note
of my last Will.
of the settlement of my civil list of Italy, such
as money, jewels, plate, linen, equipages, of which
the Viceroy is the depositary, and which belonged
to me, I dispose of two millions, which I bequeath
to my most faithful servants.
hope that, without availing himself of any reason
to the contrary, my son Eugene Napoleon will pay them
faithfully. He cannot forget the forty millions which
I gave him in Italy, and in the distribution of the
inheritance of his mother.
1. Out of these two millions, I bequeath to Count
Bertrand three hundred thousand francs, of which he
will deposit one hundred thousand in the treasurer's
chest, to be disposed of according to my dispositions
in payment of legacies of conscience.