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SIEGE OF YORKTOWN: "CORNWALLIS CAME OUT . . . AND DECLINED THE ATTACK" LAFAYETTE, GILBERT DU MOTIER; MARQUIS DE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lafayette," to "My dear Sir," in English, sending maps and a narrative of the Yorktown Campaign of 1781 [not present] and requesting that they be returned. 1 page, 8vo, faint scattered foxing, two small seal tears in left margin (not affecting text), docketing on verso, folds. "La Grange" [Courpalay], 7 May 1809
"I send you the map and plan you wish to have copied for our friend Mr. Barlow. . . . "Herewith you will find "1st a map of the campaign of 1781 in Virginia "2ly The plan of the position which on the approach of Count de Grasse I took at Williamsburg. Having under my orders our own American troops and the corps of M[arqu]is de St. Simon of 3000 men, Lord Cornwallis came out to reconnoiter us and declined the attack. "3ly A short narration of the campaign in Virginia followed by a journal of the siege of York. "I expected to send you some other plans but I fear they are at Chavaniac . . . ."
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