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Marquis de Lafayette Letter to General Nathanael Greene

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01342

Scope and Contents

Letter from the Marquis de la Lafayette, at camp near Pamunkey, Virginia to General Nathanael Greene. Lafayette writes about the defense of Richmond with 900 men against the British with superior numbers of 2,300 men; at Richmond was General Nelson with a corp of militia and General Stuben and Mulenburg; enemy moved to Manchester burning warehouses; enemy retreated from Richmond to Osburns; since the enemy landed at City Point, no public property has been destroyed.

Dates

  • 1781 May 3

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

19 cm x 30 cm

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Foot

Custodial History:

Originally in the possession of Mrs. Alfred Castle of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased in July 1981. Accession 1981.18. Formerly identified as Mss 81s L2.

Related Materials:

Marquis de Lafayette Letter to Lewis Morris

Physical Description

19 cm x 30 cm
Title
Guide to the Marquis de Lafayette Letter to General Nathanael Greene
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
Date
2010-08-31
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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