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Bougainville Requests Support for an Officer Destined to Serve in the Falkland Islands and Aboard Bougainville’s Historic Circumnavigation of the World
BOUGAINVILLE, LOUIS-ANTOINE. (1729-1811). French navigator who led the first French voyage around the world in 1766-1769, making significant geographical observations; the South American climbing plant Bougainvillea is named in his honor. ADS. ("De Bougainville"). ½p. Tall 4to. Versailles, September 5, 1764. To the French Minister of Foreign Affairs ÉTIENNE FRANÇOIS, DUC DE CHOISEUL (1719-1785). In French with translation."MemorandumMr de Bougainville begs Monseigneur the Duke de Choiseul to be good enough to grant Sir de Romainville an appointment of infantry lieutenant. This young man embarks with him and must be employed in the colony both for detachments and for the reconnaissance of the island. He's already participated to the campaigns of 1759 and 1760 and 1761 as volunteer in the chasseurs of Conflans and that of 1762 as aide-de-camp of Mr. Dennery chief of the Condé army general staff..."A French army officer who worked in London's French embassy, Bougainville served as General Montcalm's aide in Canada during the French and Indian War – the American theater of the Seven Years War that pitted Britain, Prussia, Portugal, against France, Spain, Russia, and the Holy Roman Empire. Unable to prevent the British from capturing Quebec and Montreal, Bougainville lost his military commission upon the French surrender. For the remainder of the war, from 1761-1763, he was instrumental in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, by France and Spain ceded vast amounts of overseas holdings to Great Britain, including much of their North American territories. Beginning in 1755, and … [Click Below for Full Description]
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