Georges LeClerc Collection of Revolutionary War Papers of French Commanders, 1780-1786

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Creator

LeClerc, Georges

Title

Georges LeClerc Collection of Revolutionary War Papers of French Commanders, 1780-1786

Date

1780-1786

Description

Letters of French commanders and others during the American Revolution. They include material concerning the French campaigns around Newport, Rhode Island; a map drawn for the siege of Yorktown, Virginia; letters written from Williamsburg, Virginia, and Lebanon, Pennsylvania, regarding the conduct of the war; letters from Versailles to the Governor of Tobago; and letters from Lafayette to M. Le Noir, regarding negotiation for a treaty of commerce between France and the United States, 1786. There are also projected itineraries for the French Army's march from Phillipsburg and White Plains to Philadelphia, and from Baltimore to Gloucester, Virginia. Among the signatures are those of: d'Arrot, de Bouille, de Castries, de Damas, de la Perouse, de Lauzun (Armand-Louis de Gontaut Biron), de Vaudreuil, Rochambeau and Viomenil.

Subject

United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Participation, French

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