Letter from le Comte de Rochambeau

Letter from le Comte de Rochambeau

Letter written by le Comte de Rochambeau requesting that important mail be sent express. (1781)

Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau was French general who helped America win independence during the American Revolutionary War.  His troops marched from Rhode Island, through Connecticut, and to New York, where the aided Washington on the Hudson River.  The combined troops then marched to Yorktown and on to the Battle of the Chesapeake.

 

“Sir,
The dispatches which Your Excellency has sent me by an Express, and which had been sent to you from Philadelphy for me I received the day before yesterday, those dispatches coming from the Court of France and being upon a very interesting subject, have been a month a coming from Philadelphy to this place.  That delay on any other occasion might be of great consequence to the common cause.  I beg of your Excellency when any letters besides Gazetteer are sent you for me to send them by an Express whom I shall indemnise for his trouble.”

 

 

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