Post Mortem: France

27 September 1807
The leadership position in the 1st Battalion of Sappers is vacant now that S. Rousselet has gone into pension as granted by your decree of August 12 last.  To replace this officer in the command, I have the honor of proposing to Your Majesty S. Pradeau…based on the services that he rendered in the last campaigns and on the fact that a lack of vacancies had kept him from receiving a titled position. Enclosed [not present] is a list of his services and a draft of the decree spelling out my proposal.

note:  (Napoleon, Clarke)