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Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de (1725-1807) [William Ellery's copy of Rochambeau's response to the address of the General Assembly of Rhode Island].

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06421 Author/Creator: Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de (1725-1807) Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 17 July 1780 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Expresses France's dedication to providing military aid to the American Revolution, and the deference of French troops to George Washington's command. Rochambeau arrived in Rhode Island on July 10. Written on a faded, pale greenish paper. The version published in the Pennsylvania Gazette of 30 August 1780 has a number of textual differences.

People: Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807.
Ellery, William, 1727-1820.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

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

Sub Era: The War for Independence