Letter from François Edme Joseph, baron Martineau des Chesnez (1791-1870) to Hugo

Scope and Content

Autograph letter to Hugo stating that Mme Breton, widow of a sergeant, whom he had recommended to the Ministry as deserving assistance, had been granted the sum of 40 francs.

Written on a professional headed paper of the Minister of the War.

Martineau was a French general and politician. He was sub-secretary to the War ministry between 1845 and 1847.