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A Fictitious Paul Jones a Masquerading as the Real. r?nn tinned from Pace 2.) I ' the Admiral's death. .The relation was an Important one, as many ' letters preserved in other biographies amply testify, but absence altered th love of Paul Jones's inamorata, as has happened too often In the lives of the great and the little, and the great conunan ders last hours were passed without the comfort of her . presence. ' - '; ! An -Impenetrable -Impenetrable obscurity .hangs about this mysterious Madame , T. Jones states la an often quoted letter to Jefferson that she was the -daughter -daughter of Louis XV. by a lady of quality. - Who she was and. who her mother was will remain unknown for all time, it Is feared, and defy research as completely completely as the name of the unknown mother of Franklin's Franklin's son William. - Buell states boldly that Ahnee ! Tellson, as he calls her. was the daughter of a certain . unfortunate Mile, de Tiercelin. one of the best known ef the inmates ef the notorious Psre au Cerfa. II states that, owing, to the rash ambition of the' girl's, father, she was thrown into the Bastlle. whence she. was rescued by Madame de Pompadour, and forthwith-married forthwith-married forthwith-married through that lady's good offices to the Chevalier Chevalier de Tellson. an officer in the French Navy: r The facte are that the unfortunate girl. Mile, de Tiercelin, whose history is very well known and often told la - many . French memoirs and histories of that period, bad so caught the fancy of Louis XV. that Madame de Pompadour was Jealous, and through the powerful Influence of her friend Cholseul had the girl thrown into prison, whence she was only released to be again Incarcerated In various far-away far-away far-away convents in exile from Paris. . Mile. Tiercelin did bear a child who was the . offspring of Louis XV, but this child was a son. called le Due, and made an Abb. His history is well known, as many high church preferments were given to him. These facts are matters of history with Is) the reach of aay investigator. A dossier tf de Tiercelin letters la the original MB. la preserved "in the Blbllotheque Nationals Nationals in Paris, and the facts about the birth ef her son are given la Souls vie, (among' other authorities.) the very book which Buell quotes In his altered account account of her life. ' . j. I Mr. Buell may or may not have bad access to authorities authorities unknown and undlscoverable to the reliable biographers and investigatore who have made a study f Jones's life, but the presumption of his general unreliability unreliability from the verifiable instances of his falsehood falsehood are so strong that It is Impossible te put credence m anything printed by him which has not already appeared appeared in the other biographies. Many other Instance of misstatements. Inaccuracies, and Inventions might be given, for they appear throughout his work, but enough have been presented to prove that his book, al- al- . though vastly - entertaining as a romance, la utterly, valueless as history. ' -. J

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 10 Jun 1906, Sun,
  3. Page 23

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