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Clinton, George (1739-1812) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: fire in New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03355 Author/Creator: Clinton, George (1739-1812) Place Written: King's Bridge, [?] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1776/10/08 Pagination: 3p. + docket 33.2 x 19.3 cm

Summary of Content: George Clinton informs Robert, Jr. of his brother's military actions, and states that the British set a fire in New York, which has caused only a small amount of damage. He explains that there is a great deal of tension between British soldiers and the Hessians over access to lodging and plunder, and also notes the need for further military regiments in New York.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryWartime Pillaging and DestructionDisasterMilitiaRecruitmentVice President

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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