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Title
Letter to [Sir Henry Clinton, New York.]
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795 (Recipient)
Balfour, Nisbet, 1743-1823 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XXVII. Gen. Leslie's Letter Book

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1781-01-25
Place: Charlestown, S.C.
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM15480-15704
Physical Description
Transcript of L. S. 8 pp. Fo
Description
Acknowledges 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.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 279697
Calendar number: EM. 15493
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a8ff5be0-002d-0130-af87-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1781: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

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Letter to [Sir Henry Clinton, New York.]