Letter, to François Jean de Beauvoir, chevalier de Chastellux, 1782 December 14
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 postscript, Washington writes that he is enclosing a letter to Marquis de Lafayette.
- 1782 December 14
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Creator, Person)
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3 pages ; 23 x 38 cm, unfolded
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