Document ReferenceNe C 2292
TitleLetter from Sir Henry Clinton, to H.F.C. Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 17, 20 & 23 Sep. 1781
Date Of Creation17 September 1781-23 September 1781
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionDescribes Washington's movements and naval action of 19 September; observes that the French fleet has suffered less damage 'so much so that the Admiral finds it necessary to come here for repairs'; comments on Washington's numbers and urges 'every exertion must be made to save L.C. army, I hope the Admiral will take us all aboard, we may assist in the brush he may have with the French Fleet and then if he succeeds lands us to try for a junction with Lord Cornwallis'; outlines the navy's role in this expedition and complains of the power of the French fleet as compared to Lord Samuel Hood's.
Termmilitary campaigns, North America 1781
naval actions, 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
NA9443Washington; George (1732-1799); Mr; 1st President of United States1732-1799
NA11332Cornwallis; Charles (1738-1805); 1st Marquess Cornwallis1738-1805
NA11338Hood; Samuel (1724-1816); 1st Viscount Hood; M.P. and admiral1724-1816
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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