Document ReferenceNe C 2291/1-4
TitleCopy of letter from Sir H. Clinton, New York [U.S.A.], to Lord J. Pelham-Clinton; 5 May n.y. [1776-1782]
Date Of Creation5 May 1781
Extent8 ff
Content DescriptionExpresses his exasperation at the continuance in Command of Admiral Arbuthnot, 'the most impracticable Naval Commander that ever conducted a fleet'; comments bitterly on Cornwallis' movements; mentions the Duke of Gloucester as one of his friends to whom he wishes his and Cornwallis' letters to be shown to justify his actions.
Termmilitary campaigns, North America 1781

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA11332Cornwallis; Charles (1738-1805); 1st Marquess Cornwallis1738-1805
NA11336William Henry (1743-1805); Duke of Gloucester; ( brother of George III)1743-1805
NA11337Arbuthnot; Marriot (c.1711-1794); Admiralc.1711-1794
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
NA11291Clinton; John Pelham- (1755-1781); Lord; son of 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; M.P. East Retford 1778-17811755-1781
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