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PICHEGRU ( Jean-Charles). Signed autograph...
PICHEGRU ( Jean-Charles). Signed autograph letter to General Claude-Ignace-François Michaud. Bois-le-Duc[in the Netherlands], 20 nivôse year III[9 January 1795]. 1 p. in-folio, letterhead engraved on copper "The Chief General of the Northern Army" with illustration representing the Republic in a military setting. Nice friendly letter: "You gave me great pleasure, my dear comrade, to hear from you. Your letter, although dated the 5th, only reached me this morning. I congratulate you on the interesting take of the fort of Manheim[General Michaud was then at the head of the Moselle army], I wish to have to do so soon on that of Mainz which is at this moment the interesting point, to ensure our success, on the Rhine. I won't tell you about our last advantages, on this side, you learned them through public papers, since then we have entered the city of Thiel[north of Duke Wood, on the right bank of the Waal]. But the frost continues, we will try to take advantage of it. Tell me more often about your news, and count on a perfect return of accuracy, as well as friendship.... It has been 10 days since two commissioners from the Dutch states spent here, travelling to Paris to discuss peace... »
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