Azilum, PA, 1794.
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Sketch of French Colony Azilum.

Credit: Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission, French Azilum Collection

This 1794 sketch by Eduoard C.V. Colbert, Comte de Maulevrier, captured the Azilum colony at its zenith. This refuge for French Royalists, however, quickly faltered. Many exiles soon moved to New Orleans, Savannah, and other southern cities, and to French colonies in the Caribbean.

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