Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) to Henry Knox
High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.
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).
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.