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MEMOIRS OF THE LATE CHARLES LEE ... SECOND IN COMMAND IN THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DURING THE REVOLUTION., General Charles Lee (1832-1782) [Langworthy, Edward. ]
1 MEMOIRS OF THE LATE CHARLES LEE ... SECOND IN COMMAND IN THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DURING THE REVOLUTION. General Charles Lee (1832-1782) [Langworthy, Edward. ]
Dublin Printed for Messrs P Byrne, J Moore, Et Al 1792 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
xii, 439 pages; First Dublin edition. Memoirs of the Late Charles Lee Esq. Lieutenant colonel of the forty-fourth regiment, colonel in the Poturguese service, major general, and aid du camp to the King of Poland and Second in Command in the Service of the United States of America during the Revolution. His political and military essays; also letters to and from many distinguished characters both in Europe and America. Publ Dublin 1792. Contemp tree calf, morocco spine label; rubbed with shallow leather loss at hinge. Some foxing to end paper pastedowns and opposing pages, otherwise vg clean throughout. Tall, internally clean copy. Charles Lee (6 February 1732 [O. S. 26 January 1731] 2 October 1782) served as a General of the Continental Army during the American War of Independence. Lee also served earlier in the British Army during the Seven Years War. After the war he sold his commission and served for a time in the Polish army of King Stanislaus II. In 1773 Lee, who had Whig views, moved to America and bought an estate in Virginia. When the fighting broke out in the American War of Independence in 1775 he volunteered to serve with rebel forces. Lee's ambitions to become Commander in Chief of the Continental Army were thwarted by the appointment of George Washington. Sabin 28903. Revolutionary General Charles Lee (1832-1782) 36208 
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