Brevis Signed by Pope Clement XI as Cardinal Secretary of State
Brevis Signed by Cardinal Albani

This autograph is Cardinal Giovanni Francesco Albani’s, the future Clement XI.

It is a brevis on vellum signed on behalf of Alexander VIII. Albani was the Secretary of State for Alexander VIII.

He signed on the pope’s behalf on the bottom, right side as Cardinal Secretary to Pope Alexander VIII.

A brevis is a brief document that is less formal than a papal bull.