Last queen of France before the French Revolution whose public execution by guillotine, along with that of her husband, was the most grisly, visible, and powerful symbol of the political aims of the French Revolution. She was born an Archduchess of Austria, and was the penultimate child and youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I. Highly desirable Document Signed “payez Marie Antoinette”. 1 page, 9.25 x 14.5 inch, Versailles, 1788 April 1. As always the first “Marie Antoinette” at the end of the text was written by a secretary. Instructions to her general treasurer, Marc Antoine François Marie Randon de La Tour, to pay out a total of 270 livres from her budget “pour l’Entretennement et nourriture de plusieurs de nos officiers pendant la présente année” an 18 “grands Valets de pied qui ont servi pres de nous pendant le Q[uarti]er de Janvier, Février et Mars”. Boldly signed at the conclusion by Marie Antoinette and countersigned by her secretary Nicolas-Joseph Beaugeard. In 1793, Beaugeard was a conspirator in the failed plot to rescue King Louis XIV. Mailing folds, minor blemishes expertly repaired, else good condition. COMES WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY BY ANDREAS WIEMER HISTORICAL AUTOGRAPHS. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I started collecting autographs of famous personalities as a teenager in 1985. My large reference library includes all the standard works with more than 100 books on the subject. I’m a member of all major autograph organizations (PADA – Professional Autograph Dealers Association, Manuscript Society and so on) and the author of several published articles and reference books incl. The standard works: John F. Kennedy – autograph study” and “Presidents of the United States – AUTOPEN GUIDE.