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Dumas, Charles (ca. 1725-1780) to Arthur Lee [in French]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04778 Author/Creator: Dumas, Charles (ca. 1725-1780) Place Written: Lahaie, France[?] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 October 1777 Pagination: 4 p. ; 23.2 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Report from a French agent on French and Dutch politics.

People: Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, ca. 1725-1780
Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsPoliticsDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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