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Unknown [Print of General Jean Rochambeau on horseback]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04837.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 10.6 x 8.5 cm.

Background Information: Rochambeau, from France, served notably in the American Revolution.

Full Transcript: "…I have the honor to send to your Excellency a copy of the Letter I write to Mr De Choisy about all the negroes who were with the Legion and ...who he has caused to be taken up indiscriminately. I believe your Excellency will find my decision to be just and that you will give your orders according to it, to the Lieutenant Governor of Charlotte courthouse…"See More

People: Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryFranceArt, Music, Theater, and Film

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