From Samuel Vaughan, Jr.
London 14 Feby. 1794
I beg leave to introduce to Your acquaintance Monsieur Beaumé1 lately a Member of the Constituent Assembly, & who is driven by the Dangers of the present Time to the Universal Assylum of the Oppressed & Unsuccessful Advocates in the cause of Liberty—America. The Nature of his Situation & his Merit will both interest You in his favor & ensure those civilities towards him which I am solicitous to procure him. With the greatest respect & Attention I am Dear Sir Your faithful hble Servt.
saml Vaughan Junr.
RC (DLC). Addressed by Vaughan to JM in Philadelphia, “By favor of Monsr. Beaumé.” Docketed by JM.
1. Bon-Albert Briois, chevalier de Beaumetz, was a deputy in the French National Assembly who proposed reforms of the criminal law code. Fleeing into exile in 1792, he accompanied Talleyrand to America (Lalanne, Dictionnaire historique [1877 ed.], p. 228).