Autograph letter to Hugo in which the writer states that he was the instigator and first signatory of the petition for the abolition of the death penalty published in L'Evénement of 13 June. He adds that members of the "so-called moderate party" had destroyed a number of the signed petitions.
Marked 'r' (répondu) in Hugo's hand.
Sannier was a French historian and philosopher. He also mentions that he is a former professor.