Chastellux, François Jean, marquis de, 1734-1788
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Autograph letter signed in French. Paris. Chastellux writes of the departure of the Marquis de Lafayette to America. He imagines the scene if he, instead of Lafayette, might return to America and visit with Washington. He reminisces about the weeks spent at Albany and Saratoga during the Revolution and follows with a postscript regarding Madam Carter now Madam Church.
Letter, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, to François Jean, chevalier de Chastellux, 1782 July 20
Autograph letter signed. Blindstamped "Archives de Chastellux." Rochambeau writes about Washington's plans for the 1782 campaign and news from Europe.
In this letter, George Washington continued with an update on the changing and hopefully improving state of affairs in America.
Mount Vernon. In this letter, after returning to Mount Vernon on Christmas Eve 1783, George Washington enthusiastically remarked that he was finally able to retire.
Princeton. In this letter, after successfully commanding the Army, George Washington discusses his strong desire to retire and concludes the letter with updates on the state of independence and his continued travels to explore western lands.
Mount Vernon. George Washington opened this letter with a response to Chastellux’s previous flattery, he continued with his hopes for peaceful trade and poetically outlined how nations might accomplish such a noble task, and he concluded with his plans for the Potomac Navigation Company, further identifying peaceful trade as a means of uniting nations.
In this letter, George Washington reveals his humorous side after learning of Chastellux’s recent marriage and Washington ended the letter with important information on the Constitution and methods of united the now new nation.