This is one of three letters in existence. The selling price was five times what was predicted. The letter was dated March 9, 1816, and was written in exile in St. Helena in the South Atlantic, off the coast of what is now Namibia, nine months after the Battle of Waterloo. He sent it for correction to Count Las Casas, his English teacher.
Napoleon was an insomniac.
The letter begins: “It’s two o’clock after midnight, I have enow sleep, I go then finish the night with you.”
At the end he wrote: “Four o’clock in the morning.”
He had written thirteen lines in two hours.
Source: Huffington Post, June 10