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Birth—Early days—Education—Out in the world—Sent to the prison of Pierre-en-Cize by order of the King 1
Eighteen months in prison—A plan of escape successfully carried out—Armed resistance—Sheltered by a Lyons merchant—Arrival in Auvergne—A family compact—A compromise effected—Departure to join the, so-called " insurgent army" in America 18
Wrecked in Chesapeake Bay—Williamsburg Mr. Jefferson—Aspect of the country between Williamsbuxg and the Camp at Valley Forges—Description of the American Army—Welcomed by Marquis de la Fayette—He appoints me his aide-de-camp-My mission to the Oneida Indians-American ideas of the French—The Camp at Valley Forges — General Howe's dog Attempted