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    • 1 Aug 1781 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "bonne amie"

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; Custine, Adam Philippe, comte de, 1740-1793; Béchet, Étienne Nicolas Marie, sieur de Rochefontaine, 1755-1814; Holker, John, 1719-1786; Grasse, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, comte de,...
    • Writing from the camp at Phillipsburg. Describes the countryside as bleak and hopes to be in a more accommodating climate by winter. Asks to be sent cigarettes from France via John Holker, “agent de la marine à Philadelphie.”
    •  1 February 1781, François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "ma chère amie"

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, French; France - History, Naval - 18th century; France. Marine - History - 18th century; France. Marine - Sea life;...
    • Oyré recounts a trip to Boston and describes the "beautiful and big city." He continues on to Portsmouth, N.H., and writes of the qualities of its inhabitants. Speaks of the departure of John Laurens ("Lawrence") for France, and mentions Henry...
    • 1 November 1782 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to ["chère amie"]

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, French
    • Marching towards Boston. Is uncertain of the army's departure from North America. The army will head to the Caribbean; Viomesnil taking leave at St. Domingue. Compares climate in the Caribbean to Virginia. Has made four copies of a receipt dealing...
    • 11 August 1780, François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "ma bonne amie"

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, French; France - History, Naval - 18th century; France. Marine - History - 18th century; France. Marine - Sea life;...
    • Describes the inhabitants and customs of Newport. Describes working to fortify the town.
    • 11 June 1781 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "chère amie"

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; Newport (R.I.) - History
    • Thanks “chère mère” for the engraving she has sent. Reassures his mother as to his conditions in America: “the climate is just as healthy as ours; there is everything available to me; good and abundant, and I am well treated.”
    • 13 October 1781 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "chère amie"

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; Desandroüins, Jean Nicolas, 1729-1792; Custine, Adam Philippe, comte de, 1740-1793; Yorktown (Va.) - History - Siege, 1781
    • This letter covers from the 13th through the 19th of October, 1781. Oyré writes from a camp outside Yorktown. Mentions sickness and the fatigue of the French borne well. Discusses family matters. On the evening of the 19th records: “The siege is...
    • 16 August 1781 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "chère amie"

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; New Jersey - Description and travel; Grasse, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, comte de, 1722-1788; Yorktown Campaign
    • Calls the campaign “inactive.” Doubts that the arrival of “M. de Grasse” will spur the army to action. “As for me, I am very patient, and if I were to be even more indulgent, if peace were to be made in Europe, without having contributed other than...
    • 16 March 1783 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "bonne amie"

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; Venezuela - Description and travel; France. Marine.
    • Mentions a frigate awaiting the French in St. Domingue, with news of "the confirmation of the peace."Calculates the timing of his return. Describes the climate and landscape of Venezuela and comments on the "customs of the Spanish" - in addition to...
    • 17 April 1780 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to Madame de Givonne

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence ; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, French; France - History, Naval - 18th century; France. Marine - History - 18th century; France. Marine - Sea life
    • Letter presumably written to his relative, Madame de Givonne. Describes an aborted departure from Brest and the seasickness amongst his fellow officers on board.
    • 17 June 1781 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "chère amie"

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; Rhode Island - History - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Brown University; Providence (R.I.) - Description and travel
    • The army is holding at Providence for several days. Describes Providence’s economy. Describes (what would become) Brown University and discusses the colonial history of America and the founding of Rhode Island.
    • 19 March 1781 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to ["chère amie"]

    • Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801; Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, French; France - History, Naval - 18th century; France. Marine - History - 18th century;...
    • The author is writing from on board the Jason. Describes the loss of the HMS Culloden. Describes in detail the expedition to track the loaction of Arnold's forces. These circumstances led to the "decision of our generals to cede to the request of...
    • 2 April 1781 [François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "chère amie"]

    • Rhode Island - History - Revolution, 1775-1783; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, French; Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; France - History, Naval - 18th century; France. Marine - History -...
    • Mentions that the Chevalier de Villebrune, commander of the Romulus, "has extricated himself happily and honorably from his affair of honor with a three-masted ship."
    • 2 December 1782 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "chère amie"

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, French
    • The army is preparing to leave Boston, but may be a month before all is settled. Set to sail on the Souverain. Hopes to return to France by the summer. Third page includes a note in what appears to be a different hand.
    • 20 April 1781 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to ["chère amie"]

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, French France - History, Naval - 18th century France. Marine - History - 18th century France. Marine - Sea life Custine,...
    • Writes of the army waiting for d'Estaing's fleet and the uncertainty of knowing where the army will march in the summer - whether to New York or to the south. "Neither is there glory to be had nor dangers to be feared ..." Oyré welcomes the chance...
    • 20 February 1783 François-Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré to "bonne amie"

    • Oyré, François-Ignace Ervoil d', 1739-1798 - Correspondence; Venezuela - Description and travel; Real Compañía Guipuzcoana de Caracas; France. Marine.
    • Describes the eight week passage to South America. Describes the coast and Porto Cabello, designed to be the main port of the "Caracas Company." The fleet has sustained much damage and it is uncertain when they will depart.

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