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One of the earliest known letters penned by Napoleon Bonaparte has sold for more than £52,000. ($60,000)<br />
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The future French emperor was just 16-years-old when he wrote to his school headmaster in Aix-en-Provence in 1785.<br />
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The prodigious teen had already been appointed second lieutenant of an artillery regiment at the Valence barracks.<br />
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It appears Napoleon's parents may have held concerns at him being thrust into this position of responsibility at a callow age.