I long to hear that you have declared independancy — and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies ...
Portraits of French
chevalier de Chastellux – French general, liaison between Rochambeau and Washington
comte d’Estaing – French admiral, unsuccessful against British fleet at Newport
comte de Grasse – French Admiral, defeated British fleet at Chesapeake Capes
Marquis de Lafayette – French aristocrat, Continental Army officer, like a son to Washington
comte de Rochambeau – commander-in-chief of French forces