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D'Auvergne, James (fl. 1771-1788) to Joshua Mauger

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03902.090 Author/Creator: D'Auvergne, James (fl. 1771-1788) Place Written: Southampton, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 May 1776 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 19.8 x 24.2 cm.

He thinks it was unnecessary for the British to evacuate Boston and wonders how the American troops managed to beat the British army.

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