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Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05772 Author/Creator: Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript letter Date: 3 January 1793 Pagination: 3 p. : address ; 22.7 x 18.3 cm.

Describes the status and details of the French settlement in Maine. States, "if we should wish that the french settlement shall be on your Lands, think sir! on the situation of france, you Can not doubt that the Emigration, shall be Considerable this next spring..." In order to facilitate the business, she stresses the need of settling their business with Knox and having their petitions recorded by the General Court. Continues to discuss the stress the business has had on her and the sacrifices she has made. Notes the suspense she has had to keep the young recruitments in because of the delays. Says if [William] Duer had been more active she would have been able to travel to France last year and the settlement at present would be "in full vigour." But assures him that she still has confidence that the business will be settled and the settlements will begin. Noted as signed by "Bailer de Leval," though, it appears to be a translation of the original (GLC02437.05773).

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