Autograph letter to Hugo from a young man who has still some months to serve in the Army. A poet, he has had a letter of praise from Hugo and now invokes his help in obtaining immediate release, on compassionate grounds, from his military service.
Written at Mareuil-sur-Ay.
Marked 'r' (répondu) in Hugo's hand.
Gérard mentions that he is a soldier at the 18th Line Infantry Regiment.