This chapter focuses on the correspondence between Eugène and Adèle Galles during Eugène’s tour of duty in Guadeloupe as part of the Forty-Eighth Regiment, of which Jean-Marie Le Ridant was second in command. Adèle sent a letter to her stepmother in Paris urging her to visit Madame de Sérent in the hope that she might initiate counter-orders for Eugène. Eugène refused to exercise the option of resignation, mainly because his star as a leader was currently shining brightly, which he enhanced considerably just as the regiment was about to depart from Valenciennes. This chapter examines the emotional significance of cousin marriage and sibling love in how the members of the Galles–Jollivet–Le Ridant family handled the Guadeloupe situation.
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