Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 January 29

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Creator:Dumez, Eugène, 1824-1878
Title:Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 January 29

Letter from Eugène Dumez, St. Just, France, to Henry Vignaud commenting that Charleston seems about to fall. He mentions Guroults and Thomas Milner Gibsons discourses. Dumez relates Marie-Joseph-Louis-Adolphe Thiers view that the integrity of the United States will be maintained and conveys Emile Olliviers opposition to the Confederacy. He states that the South had a chance for success in the foundation of a Mexican empire and that the unpopularity of the French expedition to Mexico would increase if the undertaking were linked to recognizing the Confederacy. He believes that recourse to European liberals rather than to Maximilian and the Pope would have been more beneficial. Dumez mentions Supervielle, Malespine, Aucaigne, the Opinion, Chatard, the Presse, Boulet, Rameau, and the Mmorial. He requests copies of the Autographe, the Revue Nouvelle, and the Loterie. In French.

Local identification number: C:66

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922 | Gibson, Thomas Milner, 1806-1884 | Gueroult, Adolphe, 1810-1872 | Thiers, Adolphe, 1797-1877 | Ollivier, Emile, 1825-1913 | Mexico--History--European intervention, 1861-1867 | Confederate States of America--Foreign relations--Europe | Charleston (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | politics and elections | writing, literature, and reading | diplomacy | United States | France
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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