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Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de (1725-1807) to Patrick Henry

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04837.01 Author/Creator: Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de (1725-1807) Place Written: Williamsburg, Virginia Type: Letter signed Date: 28 March 1782 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.5 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: General Rochambeau transmits a copy of a letter (not included) he wrote to the Marquis de Choisy (possibly Claude Gabriel Marquis de Choisy). States that the letter discussed Choisy's confusion regarding differentiation between freedmen and slaves serving in the army. Informs Henry that Choisy caused "all the negroes who were with the Legion ... to be taken up indiscriminately."

Background Information: Henry served as Governor of Virginia 1776-1779 and 1784-1786. Rochambeau, from France, served notably in the American Revolution. Choisy was a Brigadier General under Rochambeau's command.

People: Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807
Choisy, Claude Gabriel, Marquis de, fl. 1781-1782

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryFranceSlaveryAfrican American HistoryAfrican American TroopsFreemen

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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