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George Washington to Chevalier d’Annemours, 19 June 1777

George Washington to Chevalier d’Annemours1

Middlebrook [New Jersey] June 19, 1777. Discusses advantages of an overt declaration of war by France. Corrects error in estimate of British losses at Danbury, Connecticut. Questions purpose of General William Howe’s recent moves.

Df, in writings of Richard Kidder Meade and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Charles François Adrien le Paulnier, Chevalier d’Annemours, was seeking an Army appointment which he did not receive. He was later appointed French consul to Maryland.

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