Document ReferenceNe C 2293
TitleLetter from Sir H. Clinton, to H.F.C. Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 28 July n.y. [c.1781]
Date Of Creation28 July1781
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains that 'my eyes are so weak that I am forbid writing' and he has asked Mr Carter to send news to the duke at Clumber; expects a French fleet and army from the West Indies; comments on Washington's strength and that the Minister has assured him of 2600 Germans; expresses his inclination to resign; reports that Lincoln is well and appointed to a brigade; observes Green's failure to take 96 by storm.

Year identification is based on research of C. Priestly; original letter only gives day and month.
Termmilitary campaigns, North America 1781
naval actions, North America 1781
medical conditions, eye sight
appointments, military

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA9443Washington; George (1732-1799); Mr; 1st President of United States1732-1799
NA981Clinton; Thomas Pelham- (1752-1795); 3rd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; succ. 1794; styled Earl of Lincoln 1779-17941752-1795
NA11333Carter; - (fl 1771-1781); Mrfl 1771-1781
NA11335Germain; George Sackville- (1716-1785); 1st Viscount Sackville; soldier and statesman1716-1785
NA11339Greene; Nathanael (fl 1781); General; American rebel army commanderfl 1781
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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