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Destouches, Charles-René-Dominique Sochet, 1727-1794


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Document, Barras to Destouches, 1781 June 24

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 1781.06.24
Identifier: 2021-SC-003-004
Scope and Contents

Barras writes a letter to Destouches authorizing him to take "Le Neptune, L'Eveille and Le Romulus" to cover the arrival of a convoy from Boston that was escorting two frigates to Newport: "For this purpose he will cross between Rhode Island and Martha's Vineyard, being sure as much as possible to preserve the facility of entering Rhode Island if the enemy were to present themselves in superior force".

Dates: 1781 June 24

Letter, William Ledyard (possibly) to Charles-René-Dominique Sochet Destouches, 1781 February 21

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 1781.02.21
Identifier: 2021-SC-003-003
Scope and Contents

A translation of a letter, likely written by Ledyard, William(?). Ledyard writes to Destouches supplying intelligence on disposition of the British fleet at Gardiner's Bay including a small map showing the various ships in line relative to the shoreline. The report notes the presence of eight vessels ranging in strength from 50-74 guns. 2 pages.

Dates: 1781 February 21

Letter, William Ledyard to Charles-René-Dominique Sochet Destouches, 1781 March 1

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 1781.03.01
Identifier: 2021-SC-003-002
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed by Ledyard dated March 1, 1781. Ledyard writes an eyewitness report on the disposition of "the British Fleet in Gardiners Bay," observing that "there has been more or less of the small ships moving out and in almost every day, have this moment taken a full View of the Fleet in the Bay with a good glass the weather being very clear find there is the same Number of Ships of the Line as there was when I wrote last some of which appear to have altered their Station in...
Dates: 1781 March 1