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Title Le Chevalier De Preudhomme De Borre document set
Date 1777 May 2 [letter]
Description 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People De Borre, Le Chevalier De Preudhomme

Hancock, Ebenezer
Search Terms Revolutionary War

American Revolution
Scope & Content Le Chevalier De Preudhomme De Borre document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.

Addressed to Ebenezer Hancock, Boston, this letter is a request - a warrant, actually - for advance pay for De Borre. On the bottom of the letter is a note signed by De Borre stating that he recieved the above amount in payment.

Philippe-Hubert, chevalier de Preudhomme de Borre (b.1717). Preudhomme de Borre arrived in American at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 17 March 1777. He went directly to Washington's headquarters at Morristown, New Jersey, where he received his brevet as brigadier general on 7 May. De Borre was given command of the Second Brigade in Sullivan's division, at Princeton on 21 May. His poor conduct at the Battle of Brandywine (28 Sep 1777) led to an investigation. De Borre resigned his commission, but remained in the US for more than a year before departing from Charleston, 20 Jan 1779, to return to France. He left an unpublished manuscript "Journal des campagnes de 1777 et 1778 au service des colonies unies de l'Amérique" in the French Archives de la Guerre.

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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.