Scope and arrangement
Jacques Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont (1726-1803) was a French supporter of the American Revolution. Volume contains correspondence of Le Ray de Chaumont with Benjamin Franklin, Antoine de Sartine, and Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, as well as letters of John Adams, John Jay, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, James Monroe, and others. Also includes tables of depreciation, minutes of Congress, extracts from newspapers, and letters of his grandson, James Le Ray de Chaumont, also known as James Le Ray. Letterpress copies of transcripts in French and English.