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Letter : on board Astree, to Charles-René-Dominique Sochet Destouches, 1781 April 17.

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Manuscript letter from La Pérouse to Destouches, written on board the French frigate Astree off the coast of Nantucket, Dated 17 April 1781 pn p. 3, below La Pérouse's signature. La Pérouse writes that he is back and 3 leagues off Boston, and has had good winds. La Pérouse has been obliged to lend the ship Friendship 2 of his crew members and 20 gallons of rum. The fourth page bears an address to Destouches in Newport, and bears a red wax seal.
Collection: Papers of Charles-René-Dominique Sochet Destouches, 1754-1804 (bulk 1780-1781) ; Orderly Books of the American Revolution. | Manuscripts, Huntington Digital Library | Purchased from the American Art Association, 1926.
Medium: 1 letter (4) p. ; 21 cm.