Autograph letter to Hugo requesting permission to dedicate to him a novel, Un Châtiment, shortly to be published, he hopes by Paul Meurice in Le Peuple souverain. Anxious to write for this publication and Le Rappel he asks Hugo to recommend him to their directors. He also wrote a poem celebrating Hugo.
Marked 'r' (répondu) in Hugo's hand.
Cauvais is unidentified.