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Aboville, Francois Marie, comte de (1730-1817) to Henry Knox [in French]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01350 Author/Creator: Aboville, Francois Marie, comte de (1730-1817) Place Written: Williamsburg, Virginia Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 10 February 1782 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses abandoned cannon in Virginia. Writes at the urging of the Comte de Rochambeau, who is sure Knox was unaware of them. (See GLC02437.01365, Knox's response, written in English.)

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Aboville, Francois Marie, comte de, 1730-1817.
Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, Artillery, Battle of Yorktown, France, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence