Document, 1779 June 07

Name:
Knoblauch, Baron de; Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
Title:
Document, 1779 June 07
Date:
1779 June 07
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
3
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
Relying upon the encouragement of the American Commissioners in France, he spent considerable sums of money coming to America to aid in the war for independence. Asks that the Committee of Congress expedite consideration of his petition to be appointed a general officer and given the command of a corps of 4,000 Negroes. If Congress does not have need for his services, will they remunerate him for his expenses, as is the custom of the nations of Europe?
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1779 June 07