Eugène Dumez letter, 1862 September 12

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Creator:Dumez, Eugène, 1824-1878
Title:Eugène Dumez letter, 1862 September 12

Letter from Eugène Dumez, Nuits, Cte dOr, France, to Henri Vignaud, reports that most French citizens are intractable on the subject of slavery and, therefore, sympathize with the North. The less numerous Southern sympathizers are concerned that the government at Richmond has done nothing to win the support of European democracies. Dumez reports that an article by Adolphe-Georges Guroult in LOpinion Nationale seems to hint at some project for recognizing the CSA, but Dumez doubts the rumor. He congratulates Vignaud on joining the Mmorial Diplomatique, refers to Vignauds association with George Eustis, Jr., requests news of the Slidell family, and asks for a catalogue from the Bibliothque Nationale. He advises Vignaud (whom the writer considers an important political instrument) to visit Judge Pierre-Adolphe Rost (whom Dumez has seen at the Grand Htel in Vichy) and to seek Flix Aucaignes support. Dumez mentions seeing Rameau, who is at Adon and who has sought the writer and recipient in vain at the Grand Caf in the Rue Laffitte. He states that he has renewed acquaintance with A. Charguraud, former secretary of the late Amans-Alexis Monteil (author of Histoire des Franais) and currently with the Presse. He brings up mile Lefranc in relation to the Estafette and asks about Placide Canonge and Charles Bletons newspaper as well as Mallards whereabouts. Dumez says Vignaud was wrong not to see Achille Lematre. In French.

Local identification number: C:66

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922 | Slidell, John, 1793-1871 | Rost, Pierre Adolphe, 1797-1868 | Aucaigne, Félix, d. 1914 | Lematre, Achille | Journalists--France | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion, French | politics and elections, slavery | race relations and racial attitudes | diplomacy | lit and reading | United States | France
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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