Several legends were associated with Valentine and the circumstances of his death. In one story, Valentine is credited with restoring the sight of his jailer’s blind daughter. This story goes on to claim that on the night before his execution, Valentine penned a letter to the jailer’s daughter and signed it, “From your Valentine”. Whether these stories or any others associated with Valentine are true, there indeed was a man named Valentine. In 1836, some relics that were exhumed from the catacombs of St. Hippolytus near Rome were identified with Valentine.