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Clinton, Henry, Sir (1738?-1795) to Lord Germain

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07534 Author/Creator: Clinton, Henry, Sir (1738?-1795) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Letter signed Date: 25 January 1782 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.7 x 20.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07534 Author/Creator: Clinton, Henry, Sir (1738?-1795) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Letter signed Date: 25 January 1782 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.7 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Despite the fact that "the Commander in Chief...shall not oppose the reviving Civil Government" for the purpose of meeting "the Rebels on the Ground taken up by General Washington in...the Capitulation of York Town," General Clinton, writing on behalf of "His Majesty's Commissioners," advises against declaring New York at peace. He claims that "a Revival of the Act of Trade would immediately set aside the restraints at this port." Docket identifies this as a "Sketch of a letter from the King's Commissioners to Lord Geo. Germain."

Background Information: Lord Germain was the secretary of state for America from 1775-1782.

People: Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1730?-1795
Sackville, George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount, 1716-1785

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyBattle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownBattlePeaceMerchants and TradeCommerceGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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