A FRENCH VOLUNTEER
WAR OF INDEPENDENCE.
My father—César de Moré Chaliers, Comte de Pontgibaud—has often informed me that I came into the world on 21st April, 1758. My mother, whose maiden name was Marie Charlotte de Salaberry, was, I believe, at that time a young and pretty woman, but I can recollect very little about her, as she died whilst I was still very young, from a shock caused by being suddenly told some bad news.
- See note A, p. 271, as to the actual words employed in the original.