Document ReferenceNe C 2287
TitleLetter from Sir Henry Clinton, New York [U.S.A.], to H.F.C. Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 28 Dec. n.y. [c.1781]
Date Of Creation28 December 1781 (c)
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionSends two pamphlets by Mr Carter 'on reading you will acknowledge, that your humble Servant and Relation has had a very Singular Lot'; observes that he does not want them made public unless his friends think it necessary; comments on his correspondence with Lord Cornwallis and his inaccuracies; depends on his friends protection if Cornwallis' conduct makes it necessary; outlines his distribution of blame in naval actions citing campaigns in the West Indies; expects to be attacked in the spring; expresses desire to resign soon and complains 'I am fairly wore out my Dear Lord, for God's sake let me come home to my little family while I have something of life left...'.

Year identification is based on research of C. Priestley; original letter only gives day and month.
Termmilitary campaigns, North America 1781
naval actions, North America 1781

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA11332Cornwallis; Charles (1738-1805); 1st Marquess Cornwallis1738-1805
NA446Clinton; Henry (1738-1795); Sir; K.B. 1777; M.P.; commander-in-chief in America 1776-78; governor of Gibraltar 1794-95; cousin of 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1738-1795
NA968Clinton; Henry F.C. Pelham- (1720-1794); 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also styled 9th Earl of Lincoln from 1730; born Clinton, but assumed Pelham-Clinton in 1768 as 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1720-1794
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