Emperor Napoleon shows his funny side

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Pictured Marshal Jean De Soult <br />
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The little joker ...<br />
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A comedic letter from Napoleon has been unearthed in which he pokes fun at the appearance of one of his most trusted generals.<br />
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The pint sized emperor wrote to Marshal Jean De Soult in 1804 to congratulate him and his wife Johanna on the birth of their second child.<br />
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In the brief note, Napoleon conveys his best wishes to the the happy couple for the new addition to their family, their daughter Hortense.<br />
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But he can't resist a playful dig at his friend when he writes: "It is my wish that your daughter will look like her mother."<br />
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The letter is being sold by American manuscript dealer Lionheart Autographs with a guide price of £2,500. ($3,000)