James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Samuel Vaughan, Jr., 14 February 1794

From Samuel Vaughan, Jr.

London 14 Feby. 1794

Dear sir

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.

1Bon-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).

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