2 pages on "Des Deputes" stationery, each two-page spread measuring 4.5 x 8 inches, Paris, July 13, 1880. Signed "L. Gambetta" to French General deGalliffet Gaston. Accompanied by the original handwritten, post-marked envelope. Horizontal tear repaired; good condition.
French statesman who escaped Paris in a balloon during Bloody Monday. His mysterious death was listed as "a wound in the hand caused by accidental discharge of a pistol."