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Jean-Jacques Rousseau alias Brigadier General Thomas Conway is a member of the American Brujah revolutionary forces, but is a political opponent of George Washington.
Born in Ireland and raised in France, Conway entered the French Army as a Lieutenant in 1747. In 1776, then a Major, he received permission to go to America. He arrived in 1777 and was appointed Brigadier General on May 13th at Washington’s suggestion. He served in Sullivan’s Division at Brandywine and Germantown. During the winter of 1777-1778, Conway was implicated in a plot to replace Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the American Army with General Horatio Gates. On December 13, 1777, Conway was promoted to Major General, but his embroilment in the so-called “Conway Cabal” convinced Congress to keep him from an active command. Conway tried to bluff Congress into assigning him to a field command by threatening to resign, but Congress called his bluff by accepting his resignation on April 28, 1778. He returned to France, rejoined the French Army, and eventually advanced to become Governor General of all French Forces at the Cape of Good Hope. During the French Revolution in the 1790s, he was replaced because of his loyalty to the crown. He died in exile about 1800.