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Hosmer, Titus (1736-1780) to Richard Law

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01069 Author/Creator: Hosmer, Titus (1736-1780) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 July 1778 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 23 x 19 cm.

Relays news that the Compte d' Estaing had set sail with a fleet for Delaware or Chesapeake Bay and that a British fleet has set out to intercept them. Today they were informed that d'Estaing arrived near Maryland three days earlier and set off for Sandy Hook. Notes that war had been declared in Paris against England and French troops were in transit toward America. Comments on the recent passage of the Articles of Confederation in Congress.

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