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Georges Leclerc Collection of Revolutionary War Papers of French Commanders(1780–1786)

  • Microfilm: M-1551
  • Photocopy: PH/16
  • Transcript: TR/71 (translated)
  • 49 items

Letters (in French) of French commanders in the American Revolution. They include material on the French campaigns around Newport, RI; a map drawn for the siege of Yorktown, VA; letters written from Williamsburg, VA, and Lebanon, PA, regarding the conduct of the war; letters from Versailles to the governor of Tobago; and letters from Lafayette to M. le Noir regarding negotiations 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, VA.

Among the signatures are those of Bouillé, Castries, Damas, La Perouse, Lauzun, Vaudreuil, Rochambeau, and Viomenil.