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Title
Letter to Sir Guy Carleton [New York]
Names
Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808 (Recipient)
Leslie, Alexander, ca. 1740 1794 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection, [legacy collection]

Series XXVII. Gen. Leslie's Letter Book

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1483 - 1876 (Approximate)
Place: Charles Town, S.C.
Date Created: 1782-09-08
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
6 pp. and 1 leaf with endorsement. Fo
Description
Progress in the evacuation has been hindered by the small number of ships available; he will strictly obey directions as to leaving the enemy's property uninjured when the troops withdraw, and will restrain the future operations of the police; a late act of hostility was unavoidable; he had made proposals to Gen. Greene to allow supplies to be brought in, which offers were refused; he was therefore obliged to send out a foraging party under Maj. Doyle and Maj. Brereton; the latter was attacked by Gen. Guest, but beat off the enemy; he was again attacked by a superior force and again repulsed them, the enemy losing their field-pieces and Col. Laurens killed; he regrets the mistaken policy of the enemy in thus prolonging the war; the hospital being in need of fresh meat, he detached Maj. Fraser to Monk's-corner; the Major found himself near Marion's camp, and therefore threatened an attack in order to secure his retreat; the enemy took post in some buildings, and their fire killed Capt. Gillis and wounded Capt. Dawkins; asks instructions as to exchange of prisoners, and the rents due for the hire of houses for troops. Copy.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 279849
Calendar number: EM. 15644
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 79485af0-c540-012f-38dd-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1483: Created (Approximate)
  • 1724: Creator Born
  • 1782: Place
  • 1808: Creator Died
  • 2022: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Sir Guy Carleton [New York]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1483 - 1876. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c02c9a3b-67b7-7080-e040-e00a180631aa

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Sir Guy Carleton [New York]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c02c9a3b-67b7-7080-e040-e00a180631aa

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1483 - 1876). Letter to Sir Guy Carleton [New York] Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c02c9a3b-67b7-7080-e040-e00a180631aa

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Sir Guy Carleton [New York]