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Tousard, Louis de (1749-1817) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05516 Author/Creator: Tousard, Louis de (1749-1817) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 June 1792 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 24.5 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Tousard signs in text. Sends Knox a picture of the late Colonel Duplessis (not present) which had been commissioned by the Spanish ambassador to France, le Comte de Fernand Nuñez. Writes, "I hope that the picture of an unfortunate and brave gentleman will be favourably accepted by General Knox, as he professed for him the highest esteem and gratefulness."

Background Information: Tousard served in the American Revolution, 1777-1779; in the French army at Santo Domingo, 1784-1793 and 1802; came to the United States in 1793; served in the U.S. Army 1795-1802; was ...a sub-commissary and chancellor of commercial relations at New Orleans 1805-1809; served as consul ad interim, New Orleans 1811-1816; and returned to France in 1816 (information from Library of Congress).See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Tousard, Louis de, 1749-1817
Du Plessis, Jean Baptiste Vigoureuse, Chevalier, fl. 1784-1789
Nuñez, Fernand, Comte de, 1778-1821

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyArt, Music, Theater, and FilmDeathHaitian RevolutionCaribbeanFrench RevolutionEmancipationSlave RebellionSlaveryAfrican American HistoryAssassinationsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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