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Collection Reference Number GLC03720
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1779 
Title Arthur St. Clair to Joseph Reed discussing difficulties obtaining clothing and related supplies
Date 6 November 1779
Author St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  
Recipient Reed, Joseph  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Military History  Military Uniforms  Clothing and Accessories  Revolutionary War General  France  Global History and Civics  Navy  Military Supplies  
People St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  Reed, Joseph (1741-1785)  Estaing, Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, Comte d' (1729-1794)  
Place written West Point, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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