Document ReferenceNe C 2295/1-2
TitleCopy of letter from Sir H. Clinton, New York [U.S.A.], to C. Cornwallis, 2nd Earl Cornwallis; 30 Apr. 1781
Date Of Creation30 April 1781
Extent4 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionCongratulates him on his defeat of Greene near Guildford on 15th Mar.; expresses surprise that his force had become reduced to 1360 infantry before the action; suggests he should go to Chesapeake and let Phillips have his plan of campaign for Carolina; reports that 1700 of his troops are now awaiting to join Phillips; disagrees with Cornwallis' idea of subduing Virginia to secure the Carolinas; points out summer operations must largely depend on his successes there, reinforcements from Europe and his returning some of Clinton's men; asks for exact details of his situation and numbers.
Termmilitary campaigns, North America 1781

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA11341Phillips; William (c.1731-1781); Major-General; 1776 served in Canada under Burgoyne and Carleton; 1781 joined Clinton at New Yorkc.1731-1781
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
NA11332Cornwallis; Charles (1738-1805); 1st Marquess Cornwallis1738-1805
NA11339Greene; Nathanael (fl 1781); General; American rebel army commanderfl 1781
Places
CodePlace name
PL11241/Virginia/North America
PL11242/Guildford/Connecticut/North America
PL11243/South Carolina/North America
PL11244/North Carolina/North America
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