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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.


  • 1781 February 21


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2 pages ; 22 x 18 cm

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

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