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Letter, General Assembly of Maryland to his Excellency the Minister of France, 1781 January 5

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 1781.01.05
Identifier: 2021-SC-003-005

Scope and Contents

The letter is a request to "his most Christian Majesty" for help to secure the Chesapeake from British naval raids that had rendered it impossible to export the "Tobacco, flour and other produce of this State and Virginia". The senders may possibly be Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, George Plater, President of the Senate and William Bruff, Speaker of the House. The recipient is not identified other than as the Minister of France. 4 pages.


  • Creation: 1781 January 5


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1 pages ; 31 x 20 cm

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Repository Details

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

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Mount Vernon VA 22121