|Title||Charles Armand document set|
|Date||1780 August 26 [letter]; 1782 January 25 [letter]; n.d. [letter]; n.d. [3 engravings]|
|Description||3 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving; 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving; 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.|
La Rouërie, Charles Armand Tuffin, marquis de, 1751-1793
Armstrong, William G., 1823-1890
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
|Scope & Content||
Charles Armand document set. 3 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving; 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving; 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving. First two letters are in English with dates and names, the third is in French with no dates or names.
The first document is a letter of transmittal and recommendation of favorable consideration of a French soldier's petition, written to Governor Reid in Philadelphia, 1780 August 26.
The second document is written from Charlotte Ville, Virginia, 1782 January 25, to Annapolis, Maryland, and is addressed to the Governor of Maryland, requesting permission to recruit in Maryland pursuitant to his orders from Congress and Commander in Chief.
The third document is a letter written in French, with no obvious address or dates.
Charles Armand, also known as the Marquis de la Rouerie, portrait engravings. Three engravings, two of the same - of a more round nature - and one different, more square.The first two are signed "W.G. Armstrong, Sc." The third is not signed or any initials. The first two are inscribed below: "Armand Mquis dela Rourie." The third is inscribed: "Tulfin de la Rouerie."
Charles Armand, also known as the Marquis de la Rouerie (1751-1793): Born 13 April 1751 in Fougères; died 30 January 1793 near Lamballe. At 24 years of age, commanded a corps of light armed troops at Valley Forge.
|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.|