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Autograph letter signed ('L'abbe Contrafatto'), in French, to Félix Barthe (1795-1863), French Minister of Justice.

Joseph Contrafatto (b.1798) [l'abbé Contrafatto], Sicilian-born French priest; sentenced to hard labour for an 'affaire de mœurs'; imprisoned, 1827; released, 1845 [Félix Barthe; paedophilia]

Editorial: 'Brest le 15 Juin ' Bagne de Brest, 1831
Librería: Richard M. Ford Ltd (London, Reino Unido)

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4to: 2 pp. Eighteen lines of text. Very good on aged paper. Docketed. Written while a convict at the Bagne de Brest. Titled by Contrafatto in top left-hand corner 'Direction des affaires Criminelles et des grâces.' Begins with a Latin quotation on the subject of crime and innocence, to which he adds the comment 'Quel est celui qui, plus que moi, ait le droit d'invoquer ce principe tutélaire?' In a six-line paragraph attempts to flatter Barthe ('[.] l'ornement du Barreau avant d'être appelé dans le conseil du Roi. Votre voix éloquente s'est souvent élevée en faveur des opprimés; la Justice ne pouvait avoir un mandataire plus digne. [.]'). Continues 'L'exemplaire ci-joint d'un recours itératif que j'adresse a Sa Majesté [not present] vous fera connaître, Monsieur le Ministre, combien je suis à plaindre. [.]' Valediction reads: 'du plus infortuné des Ministres de Dieu. | [signature] L'abbé Contrafatto | No: 17105 - Salle deux au Bagne de Brest.' Contrafatto was found guilty 'd'attentat à la pudeur' on the person of Hortense Le Bon, a five-year-old girl. N° de ref. de la librería 7003

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Título: Autograph letter signed ('L'abbe Contrafatto...

Editorial: 'Brest le 15 Juin ' Bagne de Brest

Año de publicación: 1831

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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