Smooth Traveler: Wilmington, Delaware’s “Chateau Country”
In 1799, Pierre-Samuel DuPont de Nemours and his two sons left France to settle in the United States. This voyage would alter the course of American history. Pierre had been elevated to nobility because of his position with Louis XVI as an economist, secretary to the Assembly of Notables and his assistance in crafting the 1783 Treaty of Versailles that ended the American Revolution.
By Renee Gordon
October 4, 2019