Duc de Lauzun letter to Vicomte d'Arrot, 1781 June 8

Dublin Core


Duc de Lauzun letter to Vicomte d'Arrot, 1781 June 8



Duc de Lauzon letter to Vicomte d'Arrot concerning the march of the French Army for Providence.


Text Item Type Metadata


[English Translation]

Newport the 8 June 1781

The first division of the Army leaves, Sir, tomorrow or afer for Providence. We march on our side toward the left flank of the army, and we will not stir from Lebanon before ten or twelve days. I will know tomorrow the fixed time, and I will write on the field accordingly to Mr D. Trumbull. I order Mr. de Palersky to dispatch on the field all the artillery horses which are shod and to push the shoeing of the others. There arrived in Boston two ships of the convoy which announce the rest in a few days. You know, Sir, my sincere and ivniolable attachment for you


To Sir Monsieur le Vicomte d'Arrot Col. commanding the Foreign Volunteers of Lauzun


This urgent letter must pass on the field to Lebanon at Newport the 8 June 1781 nine o'clock at night D Lauzun

Arrives at the Borington Post the 9 June at 6 o'clock at night left on the change.


At the Nouslandin Post at 9 o'clock at night and left on the change.


Original Format

Ink on paper


Biron, Armand-Louis de Gontaut, duc de, 1747-1793, “Duc de Lauzun letter to Vicomte d'Arrot, 1781 June 8,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 27, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/137.

Social Bookmarking