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Clinton, George (1739-1812) [Correspondence between George Clinton and Frederick Haldimand]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02978 Author/Creator: Clinton, George (1739-1812) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 19 March 1784 - 10 May 1784 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.2 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Governor Clinton writes to Haldimand, Governor of the Province of Quebec 19 March 1784. Transmits "the Copy of a Proclamation of the United States in Congress assembled, announcing the Ratification of the Definitive Treaty of Peace between these States and His Britanic Majesty..." Asks Haldimand to withdraw the British garrisons under his command from the United States. Includes Haldimand's reply on verso, written 10 May 1784. Haldimand informs Clinton he cannot comply with Clinton's request, because he has not yet received official orders from England. Promises to "exert my utmost endeavours & promote harmony and mutual convenience between the Subjects of both Nations..."

People: Haldimand, Frederick, Sir, 1718-1791
Clinton, George, 1739-1812

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military HistoryGovernment and CivicsCanadaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyTreatyContinental CongressCongressDiplomacyRevolutionary WarFortificationVice President

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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