§ From Julienne Poivre Bureaux de Pusy1
16 May 1812, Philadelphia. Encloses a letter of recommendation given to her by Lafayette. Hopes to be able to see JM in Washington and writes to request his goodwill and to tell him of her happiness in bringing her children to his country.
RC (InU). 1 p. In French. Enclosure not found.
1. Julienne Poivre Bureaux de Pusy, a stepdaughter of Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours, was the widow of the Napoleonic prefect and Lafayette’s former captain of engineers Jean-Xavier Bureaux de Pusy (PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (4 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 2:266 and n. 2).