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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03902.117 Author/Creator: D'Auvergne, James (fl. 1771-1788) Place Written: Palace Yard, London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 October 1778 Pagination: 3 p. : address ; docket ; 19.8 x 24.7 cm.

Worries that Spain may no longer be neutral. Writes of a naval engagement between French and British ships. the British lost and the paroled prisoner are making their way home through Spain.

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