Hah! You were fast out of the trap, and your smoke screen is pretty good, BUT . . . . you didn`t answer the question.
My source for this fact is OMAN, Volume I. Oman, you may remember, is my source for the truth about that swine Suchet. We had a long debate about him some while back (repression, extortion, plundering, murder, etc etc); Oman came out of that very well. I have now been looking at N`s financial methods for some time; to say that they are `iffy` is an understatement. On one occasion he wrote to Jerome and said: `you are costing me money; I will have to make war to support you. In Spain we see what he meant. Junot`s invasion of Portugal is also interesting; what about the priceless illustrated manuscripts that he stole from the Lisbon library and that his widow sold to the French government for 54,000 francs??
Back to the point: where did the money from the theft of the wool in Burgos go?? PLEASE don`t tell me that N `saved half his allowance and was frugal even with his underpants; he had to wage war just to pay for Imelda`s hat bill for one month. The cellars of the Tuileries were stuffed with treasure; M-L took wagons of the stuff with her in 1814.
N was a master crook; he allowed ALL his marshals and associates (Bourienne?) to loot and plunder as they wished. The fish rots from the head. So, where did the wool money go???