*Henri-Dominique LACORDAIRE (1802-1861) Dominican friar, preacher and pedagogue. L.A.S., Paris 6 August 1848, to M. CHEVREUX at the Château de Chamarande; 2 pages in-4, address (slight freckles, small cracks, collection stamp at the bottom of the f. of address).
On his newspaper L'Ère Nouvelle, to a potential investor to whom he demonstrates the good financial health of the publication and explains the conditions of acquisition of shares: "We are currently in the process of setting up the ownership of L'Ère Nouvelle on legal bases, in order to be in a position to be able to, at the time of the promulgation of the law on the periodical press which will be discussed shortly. Ownership will be divided into a certain number of shares, half of which will be acquired by third parties with the privilege of a five percent interest prior to any payment of dividends. We shall find in these shares, God willing, the small bond that will have to be paid, and an even stronger base than we enjoy, though it is much stronger..." He is confident in the number of renewals since July: "Far from losing, we have won and will win every day, so that the figure of 3,555 subscribers we had on June 31 is now exceeded. In addition, we are selling 1,500 numbers in the streets of Paris, which is equivalent to at least 750 subscribers. Our total figure is thus 4600 obtained in less than four months, without any prior down payment other than a sum of ten thousand francs, received by subscription "... He counts on the guarantee of his correspondent: " It will be a means of serving the work without other sacrifice than a very suitable investment of money "... He adds that the newspaper has just changed stenographer " to have a better room. ...] It is also likely that the format will be enlarged....
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