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"Report on the research to be undertaken concerning the fate of M. de la Pérouse, for the benefit of the National Assembly. M. Delattre, Member of the National Assembly for Abbeville, February 9, 1791."

The Maritime Museum recently acquired a rare and valuable addition to its collections. Following the maritime archaeological work of Association Salomon on the wrecks of La Pérouse's vessels, this document was generously donated by the Cercle des partenaires du Musée Lapérouse d'Albi. The 16 pages document, dated 1791, is a report to the National Assembly on the need to undertake a search for the missing La Pérouse expedition; it led to the decree by the National Assembly to launch the expedition commanded by Monsieur d'Entrecasteaux (1791).