Learn more about the American Revolution through the eyes of an important, Italian Immigrant, Filippo Mazzei.
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A week later they found themselves on a dock on the Rappahannock River, watching 100 barrels of tobacco being loaded into the hold of the ship “Johnston” that would take Filippo’s party to Nantes, France. Sale of the tobacco would cover Filippo’s expenses while in Europe, though to keep his cover as an agent of the United States government, the barrels were listed on the manifest as fruits of his own lands, being sold in Europe for his own profit.
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