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From George Washington to Denis-Jean-Florimond Langlois de Montheville, marquis Du Bouchet, 8 December 1782

8 December 1782

From the annexed Certificate from Major General Gates under whose command Major Debouchet principally served while in the American Army, and from my own observations while under my immediate command, I have every reason to recommend him as an Officer of Zeal—Intelligence and Bravery. Given at Head Quarters at Newburg the 8th of December 1782.

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8 December 1782

These Certify that The Bearer, Major Debouchet, served in this Army under my Command this Campaign of 1777. That he was in both the Actions, of the 19th September, & 7th of October, and at the Surrender of The whole British Army on the 17th following: That He continued in the Army of the United States during the Campaign of 1778, and has upon all Occasion behaved as a good, & Gallant Officer. Given at my Quarters, in the Cantonment of New Windsor, 8th day of December, 1782.

Horatio Gates

Maj. Gen.

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