Painting of the English surrender marching the American and French army
The collection of the Cuban Ladies that saved the U.S
“We send this money so that the children of American mothers are not born slaves”
The note of the Ladies of Havana
“The 1,000,000 pounds that the Ladies of Havana (Cuba) gave to the French, to pay the troops, can be considered the Foundation on which the Independence of the United States of North America was built”
(Stephen Bonsal, American historian)
All this enormous amount of money that left Cuba was accompanied by a simple note. The arrival of this money at Yorktown changed the course of battle and war.