1. Creator/Author:
  2. Valleaux, Alexandre (1)

Letter from Alexandre Valleaux to Abraham Lincoln

Creator:
Valleaux, Alexandre
Collection:
Letters to Lincoln
Location:
San Andres Tuxtha, Mexico
Date of Original:
1864
Description:
Handwritten letter, 27 cm, headed "San Andres Tuxtla (Mexique) 3 Mars 1864" and signed in a different hand "Alexandre Valleaux." Letter written in French stating he fled to Mexico after killing a man in a duel at Attakapas in 1853. He asks a pardon to return to the United States. Docketed in English on verso "San Andre's Mexico Mch 3d 1864 Alexandre Valleaux writes to the President asking that he may permit him to return to the United States from where he has been absent since 1853 by reason of his killing a man in a duel at Attakapas near Vermillionville." Envelope printed "The Attorney General, Washington" and docketed "Alex Valleaux of La. Asks a pardon, for killing a man in a duel 11 years ago sent by the Pres this 25 Apl 64." Transcription in English.
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Correspondence
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents
Format of Original:
Manuscript
Item ID:
71200908300475
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908300475
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only
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