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Louis Duportail, French engineer in the service of the "United Colonies," writing in 1777 about the difficulties of the Continental Army: "it is not the good conduct of the Americans which won for them a campaign; it is rather the mistakes of the English."
My boy Louis not pulling any punches: "there is a hundred times more enthusiasm for this revolution in a single cafe in Paris than in all the united colonies."
Damn. This is so prescient on the relations between France & the US. One can still see the dissension even now, 243 years after this letter was written.
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