General George Rogers Clark needed help in the western theater of the Revolutionary War. Father Pierre Gibault, a French immigrant, and Francis Vigo, an Italian businessman, came to his aid in the area around Vincennes, Indiana and Kaskaskia, Illinois merely by asserting the rights of Catholics against the anti-Catholic British.
- Father Gibault: The Patriot Priest of the Northwest
- Pierre Gibault, Priest And Patriot Of The Northwest In The Eighteenth Century
- Biography – GIBAULT, PIERRE – Volume V (1801-1820) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography
- Francis Vigo – George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
- Francis Vigo – Wikipedia
- George Rogers Clark – Wikipedia
- St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and Library – Wikipedia
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