Destouches, Charles-René-Dominique Sochet, 1727-1794
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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".
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.