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. Although Gordon was unaware of it, the Rev. Samuel Cooper was more than merely complaisant
or, as Gordon states in the final paragraph of this letter dated 19 Sept., “Frenchified.”
Since 1779 he had been receiving a subsidy from the French, paid first by Conrad Alexandre
Gérard and then continued by the Chevalier de La Luzerne (William C. Stinchcomb, The American Revolution and the French Alliance
, Syracuse, 1969, p. 119–120).