From the Comte de –––
AL: American Philosophical Society
<No place or date, but May, 1777,1 in French: He is from the warlike nation of the Walloons, and offers to raise among them a corps of two to ten thousand men with experienced officers, if his sovereign permits and France assists. He has a foundry on his estates and a textile factory, and can furnish cannon of all sizes, bullets and shells, and cloth for uniforms. Please reply to the postmaster at Spa, where he will arrive in ten days; once he has the answer he will make himself known.>
1. He repeated his inquiry on June 29 from Spa (APS), and referred to his letter of the previous month.