Duc de Lauzun letter, 1781 January 18

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Duc de Lauzun letter, 1781 January 18

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Duc de Lauzun letter to an unnamed recipient dated from Newport, Rhode Island. Lauzun expresses his concern about the lack of communication from the Continental Army, writing that we have "the least news of the American Army which begins to become disquieting."

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Newport 18 January 1781

M. le Comte de Rochambeau, Sir, does not yet have the least news of the American Army which begins to become disquieting. I cannot know my march before he has received it, but according to all appearances I will not be long absent from Lebanon. If an American named Capt. Robert comes who is addressed to me by Mr. de la Fayette, I will be very obliged to you to receive him well and to treat him well.

You know, Sir, all my sincere attachment for you.

D. Lauzun.

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Ink on paper

Citation

Biron, Armand-Louis de Gontaut, duc de, 1747-1793, “Duc de Lauzun letter, 1781 January 18,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 27, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/142.

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