Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782
by François Jean, marquis de Chastellux
|Travels in North-America|
Title page from Travels in North-America, in the years 1780, 1781, and 1782, volume one, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.
|Author||François Jean, marquis de Chastellux|
|Translator||George Grieve or J. Kent|
|Published||London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson|
|Volumes||2 volume set|
|Desc.||8vo (22 cm.)|
François Jean, marquis de Chastellux Francois Jean, Marquis de Chastellux (c.1734-1788), served as one of the three major French generals sent with General Rochambeau to assist the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Chastellux served during the war as the chief liaison between Rochambeau and George Washington.
Travels in North America is a compilation of Chastellux’s journal entries and reflections on his time in America. Although he spent these years officially as a military officer, the work primarily focuses on the political and social condition of the colonies and their prospective future as a nation. The travelogue was translated into English and printed in London in 1787.
Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library
The Brown Bibliography includes the first English edition (1787) of Chastellux's Travels in North-America based on a few pieces of circumstantial evidence. Chastellux met Wythe, and described the College of William & Mary in his work: