Document ReferenceNe C 2288
TitleLetter from Sir Henry Clinton, New York [U.S.A.], to H.F.C. Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 8 Nov. 1781
Date Of Creation8 November 1781
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionSends news of Lord Cornwallis' capitulation on 17th October; warns that the enemy may attack Charles Town [Charlestown] which could stand a long siege but will 'finally fall if not timely succoured'; adds in a postscript 'I do not think Lord Lincoln so well as he was...I have prevailed upon his Lordship to go to Europe'.
Termmilitary campaigns, North America 1781

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA981Clinton; Thomas Pelham- (1752-1795); 3rd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; succ. 1794; styled Earl of Lincoln 1779-17941752-1795
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
Places
CodePlace name
PL11238/Charleston/South Carolina/North America
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