RARE LATOUCHE TREVILLE AUTOGRAPH (AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE WAR HERO):
In good original condition. 100% authentic. 11 ¼ inch by 8 ½ inch. Nice and strong Latouche De Treville signature on the upper right corner. June 30th 1782 dated. Some ink staining and a small repair visible on the back side (see photos). A very rare and desirable autograph of a highly historical figure in both the new and the old world!
HISTORICAL NOTE: Louis-René Madelaine Le Vassor, comte Latouche Treville (3 June 1745 – 19 August 1804). He was a French Vice-admiral. He fought in the American War of Independence and became a prominent figure of the French Revolutionary Wars and of the Napoleonic wars. Born into a noble family of naval officers, Latouche enlisted at the age of 13. He rose to become a competent frigate captain, battling several British ships during the American War of Independence. He was entrusted with important personalities of the time as passagers, notably Louis XVI and the Marquis de Lafayette (from the 21st of March to the 28th of April 1780, Latouche carried General Lafayette as a passenger on a transatlantic voyage from France to Boston on the frigate Hermione).
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