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Collection Reference Number GLC07282.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1779 
Title Charles d'Estaing to Comte de Davat on a sailor [in French]
Date 19 May 1779
Author Estaing, Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, Comte d' (1729-1794)  
Recipient de Davat, Comte  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Regarding a sailor. Written aboard the Languedoc.
Subjects Navy  France  Global History and Civics  Military History  Foreign Affairs  
People Estaing, Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, Comte d' (1729-1794)  
Theme The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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 known as the Marquis de Saillans.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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