Document ReferenceNe C 2298
TitleLetter from Sir H. Clinton, H.M.S. 'London' off Chesapeake Bay [U.S.A.], to H.F.C. Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 29 Oct. 1781
Date Of Creation29 October 1781
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports capitulation of Cornwallis at Yorktown, all for the want of a fleet and his pessimism for any action if the enemy remains superior at sea; comments 'we do not of course seek an action 25 to 36, but if the Enemy comes out which he may do we shall make the best of it'.

Year identification is based on research of C. Priestley; original letter only gives day and month.
Termnaval actions, North America 1781
maritime vessels, H.M.S. 'London'

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA11332Cornwallis; Charles (1738-1805); 1st Marquess Cornwallis1738-1805
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
CodePlace name
PL11245/Yorktown/Virginia/North America
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