Letter to [Sir Henry Clinton, New York.]
NamesClinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795 (Recipient)Balfour, Nisbet, 1743-1823 (Creator)
Thomas Addis Emmet collection, [legacy collection]
Series XXVII. Gen. Leslie's Letter Book
Dates / OriginPlace: Charlestown, S.C.Date Created: 1781-01-25
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 927
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.Citation/reference: EM15480-15704
Physical DescriptionTranscript of L. S. 8 pp. Fo
DescriptionAcknowledges his letter, thanks him on behalf of the Welsh Fuzileers [23rd Regt.] for the promotions; reports arrival of Major [Alexander] Ross and Capt. [Hon. Henry] Broderick with despatches which he sends to Clinton by Lieut. Col. Turnbull; on account of the Administration's anxiety has sent a packet home with Lord Cornwallis' dispatches; reports Cornwallis' difficulty in communicating with New York, the Sandwich supposed to be lost, two frigates repairing for six weeks, acknowledges readiness of Captain Gayton [of Navy] to aid; reasons for the oat ships not sailing under convoy of the Halifax; details of Major [James Henry] Craig's expedition under convoy of the Blonde, Otter, and Delight men of war, with 3 galleys, the expedition consisting of 6 companies (210 rank and file) 82nd Regiment, Lord Cornwallis' convalescents, a small detachment of artillery with 2 brass 3-pounders and 2 iron 6-pounders, three provision and one oat ship; describes and details intended operations against Wilmington; Col. Tarleton's unfortunate affair [Cowpens] had compelled him to detain Captain Saunders' detachment of Queen's Rangers, no advices from Arnold's expedition to the Chesapeak; a fleet for England to sail when the Galatea ready for sea; refers to Mr. Simson as to civil matters, to whom he expresses his obligations, complains of the number of prisoners on hand and asks relief.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 279697Calendar number: EM. 15493Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a8ff5be0-002d-0130-af87-58d385a7bc34
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