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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1779
|Arthur St. Clair to Joseph Reed discussing difficulties obtaining clothing and related supplies
|6 November 1779
|St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)
|Discusses difficulties obtaining clothing and related supplies. Wonders where French support is, but is unconcerned. "Our patience is fairly exhausted and we begin to doubt the Existence of the Count D'Estaing his Fleet and even Georgia or Carolina. It is certainly very unaccountable but the delay that he has met with is not I believe any great misfortune to us." Has unconfirmed reports of troop movements in New York.
|Revolutionary War Military History Military Uniforms Clothing and Accessories Revolutionary War General France Global History and Civics Navy Military Supplies
|St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818) Reed, Joseph (1741-1785) Estaing, Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, Comte d' (1729-1794)
|West Point, New York
|The American Revolution; Naval & Maritime
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Joseph Reed was the president of the supreme executive council of Pennsylvania. He had previously served as a general and a member of the Continental Congress. Arthur St. Clair was a Major General in the Continental Army, later President of the Continental Congress and the first Governor of the Northwest Territory. Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, Comte d'Estaing, was a French Vice Admiral sent with twelve battleships and fourteen frigates to assist the colonies during the American Revolution. Also the Marquis de Saillans.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859