In a district near Grenoble, a young woman appeared at the place where recruits for the army are enrolled, in the dress of a national guard. Having entered her name, she demanded her lover, who had been taken into custody for refusing to enlist. His attachment to her, she said, had been the cause of his crime, but her country should not lost a solider; they saw that she was able to carry arms, and she was resolved to accompany him to the field. The lover was released; they were publicly married; the young amazon resumed her military garb, and set off with her husband as a volunteer.
—Glasgow Advertiser, 22 April 1793.