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Knyphausen, Wilhelm (fl. 1782) [Reinforcing Jamaica against the French]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09095 Author/Creator: Knyphausen, Wilhelm (fl. 1782) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 10 April 1782 Pagination: 6 p.

Summary of Content: About how to reinforce Jamaica against the French without compromising British positions. "as the Troops at present stationed at New York & the immediate Neighboring ports are by no means equal to their defence, if seriously Attacked, any diminution of those Numbers might be attended with most fatal Consequences...the Rebels might in a very little time collect a sufficient Body of Men for a very respectable Attack from the neighboring Colonies, namely Pensylvania, The Jerseys, & the four New England Provinces. The French Troops now actually on this continent, would be very materially assisting in any Operations against New York, our Ports to the Southward, namely Charleston, Savannah & St. Augustine, are by no means so critically circumstanced..." With a 5-line autograph note in French by Knyphausen on final page.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: FranceMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyContinental ArmyCaribbean

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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