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Barras, Paul, vicomte de (1755-1829) [Certificate of pay] [In French]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01143 Author/Creator: Barras, Paul, vicomte de (1755-1829) Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Printed document signed Date: 19 August 1781 Pagination: 2 p. ; 10.2 x 23.6 cm. Order a Copy

Partially printed certificate to pay [Joseph Dupas de] Valnais, a French consul. Signed by the Comte de Barras, and [Graucheau], major of the squadron under Barras. On verso, Valnais signs a note, transferring the money to William Knox. Serves as reimbursement for provisions and supplies for Barras's squadron.

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