From Armand-Marc-Jacques, Antoine-Hyacinthe-Anne, and Jacques-Maxime-Paul de Chastenet de Puységur7
AL: American Philosophical Society
28 fer. 1782
Mesrs. de puysegur ont L’honneur de vous faire part de la perte quils viennent de faire de Mr Le Marquis de puysegur leur pere.
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur franquelin / A Paçy
Notation: Puysegur Messrs. de, 28. Fevr. 1782.
7. Sons of the marquis de Puységur (XXIII, 570n; XXIV, 35), all of whom were in military service. We do not know which of them were in attendance at their father’s death on Feb. 28: Dictionnaire de la noblesse, V, 329–30; Courier de l’Europe, XI (1782), 187n. They were early adepts of animal magnetism and among the original subscribers to Mesmer’s Société de l’harmonie universelle: Charles C. Gillispie, Science and Polity in France at the End of the Old Regime (Princeton, 1980), pp. 277–8, 284–8. For their later careers, see Larousse.