Signed autograph letter from Alphonse Daudet, 13 lines in black ink. Fold marks due to folding for mailing, small ink stains that bled below the signature. My dear friend at the Ministry of Agriculture, bad news. The request has arrived at the office, without any recommendation from Madame Foucade.
Is it possible for Madame l'Epine to write a line immediately (underlined words) to Madame the Minister, so that she can mention this request - in short, an illegible word, as it is only an admission to an examination - to the attention of Monsieur De Boureuille, Secretary-General, le Valette de la Chose? English translation available upon request.