|Title||Du Portail document set|
|Date||1780 April 25 [letter].|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Du Portail, Antoine-Jean-Louis Le Bègue de Presle, 1743-1802
|Scope & Content||
Antoine-Jean-Louis Le Bègue de Presle Duportail document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
Document is a minute of a decision of council of war during the siege of Charleston not to recommend evacuation of the garrison, as it would be impractical.
Antoine-Jean-Louis Le Bègue de Presle Duportail portrait engraving. Unsigned engraving, inscribed in block letters "DU PORTAIL."
Antoine-Jean-Louis Le Bègue de Presle Duportail (1743-1802): Born 14 May 1743; died 12 August 1802. French military leader who served as a volunteer and the chief engineer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He also served as the French Minister of Defense during the beginning of the French Revolution.
|Admin/Biographical History||John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.|