Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 January 6

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Creator:Dumez, Eugène, 1824-1878
Title:Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 January 6

Letter from Eugène Dumez, St. Just, France, to Henry Vignaud reveals that the individual who proposed helping the South by buying the support of the Sicle was Mr. Chavanne, a merchant on good terms with Lonor-Joseph Havin and part of the newspapers family. He again encourages Vignaud to move Slidell toward this avenue of recourse and asserts that if the latter will not take it, Vignaud should seek someone who will. Dumez comments on the Opinion Nationale and on the first in a series on Southern history to be published in the Sicle, calling the installment a tirade that will stir up the hate of the French Liberal Party toward the South. He adjoins a letter for Mr. Chavanne. Dumez wants to hear about Malespine and Aucaigne in Vignauds next letter and affirms that he will put Vignaud in contact with [Bolloud?]. He mentions a legal affair involving a caf-keeper named Martin, who lived at 69 Rue St. Jacques in 1848, and extends his regards to Mr. Boulet. In French.

Local identification number: C:66

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922 | Slidell, John, 1793-1871 | Aucaigne, Félix, d. 1914 | Bribery--France | Journalism--France | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion, French | 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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