Recounts his misadventures in cause of American liberty--capture and
imprisonment by British, escape from St. Augustine. Asks for commission from Congress to
press attack on St. Augustine. with troops he brought from France.
Asks Congress to grant him either a decision or refusal immediately. Asks
John Jay to lay this letter before Congress and mention to Congress and mention to
Congress his three earlier letters.
Begs for a reply to his many pleas for a commission or other use of his
services. Refers to his long imprisonment at St. Augustine, memorial for expedition
against the fort there, memorial to raise a new French corps.
United States. Continental Congress, Bretigney, Marquis de, Randerode, Baron de Thaillures de
1779 January n.d.
Committee's proposed draft of a reply to the two French officers: Congress
has delayed in replying to their memorials in hope that new circumstances might enable
the United States to make use of their talents. However, these ci...