Letter from Jean-Didier Baze (1800-1881) to Hugo

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Autograph letter to Hugo assuring him that he will reserve for him his own four places in the Treasurers' gallery of the Senate for the occasion of Hugo's proposition and speech concerning the amnesty of the Communards - one of Hugo's most famous speeches.

Baze was a French lawyer and politician, conservative Republican, deputy of Lot-et-Garonne (1848-51; 1871-3), exiled in Belgium (1851-9), senator (1876-81); questeur [treasurer] of the Assembly in 1851 and 1871 and of the Senate in 1876.