Autograph letter to Hugo expressing gratitude for Hugo's support, which is beginning to have effect for the writer's attempts to obtain justice in some unstated matter.
Marked 'r' (répondu) in Hugo's hand, with a short sentence: "il a la croix" (he has the cross).
Corneille was a librarian in the Ministry of the Interior during the Second Republic. Cf. his Legion of Honour certificate in the Léonore database.