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Letter from Charles Armand Tuffin, Marquis de La Rouërie
La Rouërie, Charles Armand Tuffin, marquis de, 1751-1793
September 07, 1780
Volume 14, Page 600

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COL. C. ARMAND TO GENERAL GATES.

7th September, 1780.

Sir:

Whatsoever attention I have constantly payed to my duty, I Heard that severals persons complaint of the legion, and specially the officers of the Maryland line, which lay on the legion the plundering of their Baggages, and make others reflexions upon us, as since in this country I Have endeavoured to deserve the esteem of every Americain, and Had succeeded till this moment, I request, togeter with my officers, to Have every kind of complaint brought striktly before a Court of enquiery which I wish could be taken out of the Maryland line, and if possible of those officers who may Have occasion for Complaints; and that it be allowed me to answer them by to morrow or this day. It can not be expected that disrespect will be shown with partiallity and unjustice to my nation which Has given and give every days to the Americains all marks of respect and friendship in his power.

I Have the Honor to be,
With respect, your Excellency, Sir,
The most hble. obt. st.,
C. ARMAND, M'quis de la Rouverie.
His Excellency Gnl Gates, c'dier. in chief to the army.