Document ReferenceNe C 2785
TitleLetter from W. Phillips, Exchequer, London, to H.F.C. Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 21 Nov. 1774
Date21 November 1774
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments that it 'is over - happily over - with credit, honor and success'; reports that he and General Clinton have seen Lord North who approves and observes that 'This Tryumph has given a spirit to our friends and I realy believe it is better that it has happen'd'; adds 'A much more serious matter may perhaps be in Your Grace's power to do, we want the Duke of Portland's friends'.

Date identification is based on research of C. Priestly; dating on letter 'Monday one o'clock'.
Termelections, general 1774

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA977North; Frederick (1732-1792); 2nd Earl of Guilford; better known as Lord North1732-1792
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA11341Phillips; William (c.1731-1781); Major-General; 1776 served in Canada under Burgoyne and Carleton; 1781 joined Clinton at New Yorkc.1731-1781
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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