Autograph letter to Hugo expressing admiration for his speech against deportation. Chatagnier has posted to Hugo a short work he has written on police surveillance and urges Hugo to speak out against this "unjust measure". To extenuate his indiscretion in approaching Hugo he claims a link with him: both are godsons of the Duc de Bellune.
Written at Roanne.
Chatagnier mentions he is a judge in his signature.