Document ReferenceNe C 2290
TitleCopy letter from Sir H. Clinton, H.M.S. 'London' off Chesapeake Bay [U.S.A.], to G.S. Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville; 29 Oct. 1781
Date Of Creation29 October 1781
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInforms his Lordship that the fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Graves sailed from Sandy Hook to Cape Charles only to hear a rumour that Lord Cornwallis had capitulated; sends copies of a despondent letter from Cornwallis which seems to confirm this to be likely; observes that 'we cannot entertain the least doubt of his Lordship having capitulated and that we are unfortunately too late to relieve him';

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Termnaval actions, North America 1781
maritime vessels, H.M.S. 'London'
military campaigns, North America 1781
Publication NotePublished as part of the 'Conflict' Learning Resource on the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham.

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA11332Cornwallis; Charles (1738-1805); 1st Marquess Cornwallis1738-1805
NA11334Graves; Thomas (1725-1802); Baron Graves (Irish); Irish Honours; M.P. and admiral1725-1802
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
NA11335Germain; George Sackville- (1716-1785); 1st Viscount Sackville; soldier and statesman1716-1785
CodePlace name
PL11238/Charleston/South Carolina/North America
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