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Walker, John (1744 - 1809) to George Weedon

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06500.03 Author/Creator: Walker, John (1744 - 1809) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 July 1780 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: George Washington is to be obeyed by the French troops as "Marshall of France," and American troops are to have command over French troops of equal rank. Discusses the size and movements of the French and British fleets. Also mentions General Anthony Wayne's failed attack at Bergen, "the Torries in Carolina," and the need for the Americans to be more aggressive.

People: Weedon, George, 1734-1793.
Walker, John, 1744-1809.
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, France, Navy, Loyalist

Sub Era: The War for Independence