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Clinton, George (1739-1812) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02771 Author/Creator: Clinton, George (1739-1812) Place Written: Poughkeepsie, New York Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 13 November 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 21.1 x 16.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the delays of the British evacuation of New York City. States that they have to "wait Sir Guy's [Carleton] Pleasure and I fear considering the advanced season that he will put myself as well as many other Citizens who cannot think of removing their families into the City until his Departure, to great Inconveniencies and Difficulties."

People: Clinton, George, 1739-1812
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Carleton, Guy, Baron Dorchester, 1724-1808

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralTreatyMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyVice President

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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