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Chastellux, François Jean, marquis de, 1734-1788


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, to François Jean, chevalier de Chastellux, 1782 July 20

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 1782.07.20
Identifier: 2018-SC-019-003
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed. Blindstamped "Archives de Chastellux." Rochambeau writes about Washington's plans for the 1782 campaign and news from Europe.

Dates: 1782 July 20

Letter, to François Jean de Beauvoir, chevalier de Chastellux, 1782 December 14

 Item — Box: 37, Folder: 1782.12.14
Identifier: 2018-SC-019-002
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed. Washington writes about the sorrow he felt when Chastellux departed to return to France: "A sense of your public services to this country, and gratitude for your private friendship, quite overcame me at the moment of our separation." Washington adds, "I truly say, never in my life did I ever part with a man to whom my soul clave more sincerely than it did to you." Washington hopes that, after the war, he can accompany Chastellux on a tour of North America. In the...
Dates: 1782 December 14

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