Author: François Jean de Chastellux


“Chapter IV Petersburgh—Richmond—Westover.” (1828)

In this chapter of the Marquis de Chastellux’s Travels in North-America, in the years 1780-81-82, he describes his observations of his travels in Petersburg, Richmond, and Westover Plantation after the American Revolution. Chastellux served in the American Revolution as a military officer in the French expeditionary forces under Comte de Rochambeau. The book’s translator, George Grieve, an Englishman who resided in America at the time, has written extensive footnotes.