Observations on Earl Cornwallis Answer

Observations on Earl Cornwallis Answer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...a letter written by Lord Rawdon, that you propose going to Cape Fear River with the force under your command. I entirely approve of your having obeyed Earl Cornwallis's directions and desire on this subject, which I hope will be attended with every favourable advantage. It is not necessary for me to enter upon the matter of your operations in the Chesapeak, as they will now cease. I have the honour, &c. (Signed) H. CLINTON. Extract.--From Major-General Lejlie to Sir Henry Clinton, on board the Romulus, dated Hampton Road, November 19, 1780. THE people in general seem sorry at our leaving this district, and I believe would have been happy to have remained quiet at home. It is a plentiful country all round our posts; from my first hearing of Ferguson's guson's fate, I inwardly suspected what came to pass; therefore I never issued any proclamation of my own, nor did I encourage the people to take arms. Many blamed me for it, but now they think I acted right. I left the works entire, and I still hope that you will be able to take up this ground; for it certainly is the key to the wealth of Virginia and Maryland. It is to be lamented we are so weak in ships of war, for there is a fleet of sixty sail expected hourly from the West Indies, besides the valuable ships or craft ready to sail from the Chesapeak. Copy.--From Lord Rawdon to Sir Henry Clinton, camp between Broad River and the Catawba, dated October 29, 1780. SIR, LORD Cornwallis having been so reduced by a severe fever, as to be still unable to write, he has desired that I should have the honour of addressing your Excellency in regard to our present situation. But few days have past since Lord Cornwallis received your Excellency's dispatch of the 20th of September. In consequence of...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236863569
  • 9781236863560