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Great Britain. Royal Navy--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John Gilchrist Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01085
Scope and Contents Letters, 1778-1781, of John Gilchrist to 'Peggy' while on board the Galatea and the Loyalist while serving in the Royal Navy. Letters discuss sailing conditions, meeting a French Squadron near Rhode Island, being escorted by the Charon into the Chesapeake Bay, impressions of his ship captains, and other.

J. Michel to M. de Mesandre Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01253
Scope and Contents Letter written in French from Williamsburg, Virginia, by J. Michel, Captain of the French vessel, Le Lion, which was loading tobacco in the James River to transport to Europe, dated June 26, 1778.  Michel returned from a voyage from L'Orient in the company of Le Vicomte de Vaux commanded by Pierre Donat. Le Lion was threatened by English vessels in the Chesapeake Bay, including the St. Alban and the Solbay. Michel had sailed to New London, Connecticut and back to Williamsburg where he stayed at...