Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 December 16

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Creator:Dumez, Eugène, 1824-1878
Title:Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 December 16

Letter from Eugène Dumez, St. John the Baptist Parish, La., to Henry Vignaud states that Lincolns reelection means a continuation of the war. He reveals in detail a plan to assist the Southern cause: Establishing in Washington, D.C., daily journalistic reporting (in the fashion of Havas and Lejolivet) to Paris, to the principal French departmental presses, and even to the French-language newspapers in Belgium, Canada, and the United States. Dumez asserts that the reports would be more current, more exact, and less expensive than the sources upon which the major newspapers presently depend and, while seeming impartial, could be crafted to promote the Confederacy. Dumez asks Vignaud to present the idea to Slidell, Eustis, and Hotze. He says that Ernest Drolle of the Patrie and Rolland can help supply needed information about European presses. He relates the effect of wartime conditions on the Meschacb, the Estafette, the Renaissance, and himself. Dumez asks about and comments upon Aucaigne and Malespine. He says he has seen the Deslondes family many times and that numerous persons are happy to learn of Marguerite Mathilde Slidells marriage to Frdric mile Baron dErlanger. Dumez instructs Vignaud to write him care of Achille Lematre, and he relates Lamulonires decision to return to France. In French.

Local identification number: C:66

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922 | Presidents--United States--Election--1864 | Public relations--Confederate States of America | News agencies--Confederate States of America | French newspapers--Louisiana | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion, French | politics and elections | writing, literature, and reading | diplomacy | United States, Louisiana | France
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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