Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, speech, thanking citizens of Williamsburg for their hospitality to French
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Great objects of the war, and of public affairs
during the time I have spent with you, I have enjoyed
all those social realities by which the inhabitants
of this great and flourishing country are so emine-
ntly distinguished, in this in this moment of
our necessary separation I can have no greater
consolation than to express to you, not only my
sensibility and my gratitude, but also that of all
the individuals who compose this corps of troops,
which you have cherished in your bosoms, and
which you have attached to your interests forever,
by all the ties of reciprocal friendship and good

Le Cte de Rochambeau,