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AL : American Philosophical Society Le Cte. de Rochambeau prie Monsieur Le Docteur francklin de vouloir bien faire passer la lettre ci-jointe à Mr. le chr. de La Luzerne par la premiere occasion The only extant letter to BF from the victor at Yorktown.
La lettre Mon cher Général du 10 mai dont Vous m’avez honoré m’a fait le plus grand plaisir. Je Vous Vois à la fin de Vos travaux et avec le desir de Venir en france; tachez, Mon cher Général d’effectuer ce projet, que rien ne s’oppose à cette idée, et Venez recevoir dans un pays qui Vous honore et Vous a toujours admiré les applaudissemens que l’on doit à un grand homme. Vous pouvez compter...
j’ay deja eu lhonneur mon cher general, de vous ecrire pour bien des occasions, et nous n’avons aucune nouvelle de l’amerique depuis monne arrivée dans ce pais cy, je profite de l’occasion de Me. izova pour vous faire passer cette lettre cy. la fameuse coalition de fox et de north ragit l’angleterre. Schelburne et le pati de bedfort forment a present l’opposition; on dit que nous allons avoir...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter mentioning your having sent to Philadelphia the two pieces of Canon that I might see the inscriptions and Devices previous to my Departure. Tho’ I was gone before they arrived there, Give me Leave to observe, Sir, that your usual attention and politeness has shewn itself to the Last moment, of which this is a fresh proof. I write to the Chevalier De La...
I send here inclosed to your Excellency some Letters which came to me by the Chevalier de La Luzerne, some of which are for you and family and I don’t know how they came to be sent to me. I send to your Excellency Likewise an Extract of a Letter I have received from Mr De Vaudreuil, which gives very bad intelligence as to Gibraltar. The first division of the french corps set off to morrow ....
I beg of your Excellency to forward with speed to the Chevalier de La Luzerne, the inclosed packett containing Mr De Vaudreuils Letters and Mine. All our Artillery and heavy baggages are imbarked, the troops are here pretty well barracked, in expectation of the moment that Mr De Vaudreuil shall demand them, and then I’ll give up the command of them to the Barron de Viomenil to conduct them to...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the 12th instant. It seems very clear to me by the report which I have sent you from Newport and by the intelligence which you have given me from the Newyork papers of the 5th that the evacuation of Charlestown has been made on the 1st instant, and I expect that your Excellencys next Letter will bring me a confirmation of it. The Letter which Sir Guy...
The troops are arriving here with a pretty fair weather, but, between us, I believe our navy will not be ready before the end of this month, I beg of your Excellency to forward this Letter with speed to the Chevalier de La Luzerne and to send me word of every thing which may come to your knowledge, relative to the evacuation of Charlestown. a seafaring man has said here that at the beginning...
I have the honor to send to your Excellency a Letter for Sir Guy Carleton, which I beg you would forward to him by the first opportunity. I beg you will send with all possible speed to the chevalier de La Luzerne, the inclosed packett for business requiring great diligence. I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the 3d inst. and I am going to send to Mr De Vaudreuil that which you write...
At the moment of my departure for Boston this morning, I received a Letter from Mr De Vaudreuil, saying that he is sorry to have appointed the 8th of next month for my arrival with my troops at Boston, because the men of war at Portsmouth are not yet ready and he does not believe that he will be in readiness to set sail before the 20th November. In consequence of which, I have resolved to stay...