Letter from Victor Considerant (1808-1893) to Hugo

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Autograph letter to Hugo stating that the writer and his friends Czynski and Gatti are to address the Commission de la Contrefaçon on the prevention of pirated editions; they ask Hugo for an opportunity to speak privately with him before the day of the official meeting.

Considerant was a French Socialist journalist and politician, a disciple of Charles Fourier (1772-1837). Elected deputy in 1848, he notably advocated for women's suffrage, but had to go into exile for having taken part to an illegal demonstration against President Bonaparte in June 1849. He moved to Texas, where he unsuccessfully tried to found a socialist colony, and went back to France in 1869.