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Sackville, George Germain (1716-1785) to Henry Clinton

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05221 Author/Creator: Sackville, George Germain (1716-1785) Place Written: London, England Type: Letter signed Date: 15 February 1780 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses relieving New York from the constraints of the American Prohibitory Act (1775), which banned all British trade with the colonies. Comments on a bill in Parliament to exempt New York and other colonies under British control during the American Revolution from the law. Instructs him to continue trade in accordance with a recent proclamation in hopes that it will "prevent the Inhabitants suffering any Inconvenience." Signed "Geo. Germain." Written from Whitehall. Marked a duplicate.

People: Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1730?-1795

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsGovernment and CivicsLawLoyalistCommerceMerchants and Trade

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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