Paris: d'Imprimerie Royale, 1780. 15pp. Quarto. Dbd. Minor toning. Near fine. Item #WRCAM51162
The regulations for Rochambeau's forces in America, issued at Versailles on March 20, 1780. The destination of the expedition outlined in the regulations is never stated, since the French sought to give the impression it was bound for the West Indies. The extremely detailed document describes the makeup of the regiments, with details of pay, rations, and the like. Scarce, with only seven copies located in OCLC. WROTH, FRENCH ACTS OF COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION 1932. MAGGS, FRENCH COLONIZATION OF AMERICA 605.