Artifact Detail

Framed letter and documentation



Artifact #: I2018.001.081
Dimensions: H 41 X W 1.2 X L 31.3 cm
Weight: No information available
Medium: paper, matting board ,glass,
Condition: Good; (should be part of the permanent document collection of the library. Cookie)
Condition Report Year: 2018
Description: February 23, 1783 letter from the Count de Vergennes stating about the founding of the colony and the service of a David
Inscription/Marks: I have awaited your recovery, sir, to send you the memoir of Monsieur David on the Senegal. When you return the memoirs to Monsieur David I beg you to give you evidence of the hearty approval which I have given his plans and projects. If this is the establishment of this colony depended upon me, I should not lose sight of the principle which Monsieur David has set forth. I am persuaded that it will be useful to the service of the king to try to make a place for his information among the people who are charged with the executing of ______ in regard to this matter. I have the honor to be very sincerely, sir, your very humble and obedient servant. D. E. Vergennes. Sent to the Bixby by J. A. Harrington in 1914
Date/Period: January 28, 1914
ProvenanceNo information available
Maker/Artist: Count de Vergennes
Maker/Artist Dates: No information available
Maker Birthplace: No information available
Maker Nationality: No information available
Source: No information available