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Dundas, Ralph (b. 1732) to James Dundas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03676.03 Author/Creator: Dundas, Ralph (b. 1732) Place Written: Staten Island, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 December 1780 Pagination: 4 p. : address : docket ; 31.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Ralph, Captain of the H. M. S. Bonetta, writes to his brother James. Lists the names of ships involved in an expedition. Mentions General Charles Cornwallis. Relates news related to various sailors and a ship that sailed to Antigua. States that the British navy has allowed Count De Rochambeau to strongly fortify his troops in Rhode Island. Refers to the presence of General Stirling (possibly William Alexander) in New York. Relates that some British soldiers found his cousin, T. Dundas, in Reading, Pennsylvania, and that T. Dundas's brother had joined the colonial force. Refers to various family members and acquaintances. Contains text loss on all pages.

People: Dundas, James, 1752-1831
Dundas, Ralph, 1732-?
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805
Rochambeau, Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de, 1750-1813
Alexander, William, 1726-1783

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMaritimeMilitary HistoryNavyRevolutionary War GeneralCaribbeanFranceContinental ArmyChildren and Family

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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