1785 Narrative of Henry Clinton American Revolution Charles Cornwallis Debates

CLINTON, Henry

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Henry Clinton was a British military general known for his leadership in the Revolutionary War. He led troops into various battles in America with Charles Cornwallis as his second in command. Clinton received a substantial amount of criticism and blame for the loss of troops in American, as well as the loss of the colonies themselves. He wrote a published a narrative of his campaign in 1781 in hopes of clearing his name of the blame. However, the blame was placed on Cornwallis for the failures. Cornwallis quickly responded with his own blame, of course, targeted at Clinton.

 

This correspondence was published and printed together. See below for the details of the published parts.

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1785 Narrative of Henry Clinton American Revolution Charles Cornwallis Debates

 

Henry Clinton was a British military general known for his leadership in the Revolutionary War. He led troops into various battles in America with Charles Cornwallis as his second in command. Clinton received a substantial amount of criticism and blame for the loss of troops in American, as well as the loss of the colonies themselves. He wrote a published a narrative of his campaign in 1781 in hopes of clearing his name of the blame. However, the blame was placed on Cornwallis for the failures. Cornwallis quickly responded with his own blame, of course, targeted at Clinton.

 

This correspondence was published and printed together. See below for the details of the published parts.

 

Item number: #4707

Price: $1500

 

CLINTON, Henry

 

The narrative of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton : K.B. relative to his conduct during part of his command of the King’s troops in North America: particularly to that which respects the unfortunate issue of the campaign in 1781. With an appendix, Containing Copies and Extracts of those Parts of his Correspondence with Lord George Germain, Earl Cornwallis, Rear-Admiral Graves, &c. Which are referred to therein

 

London : Printed for John Debrett, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly, 1785.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 parts in 1
    • ‘Henry Clinton’
      • [1 blank], [4], 87, [1]
    • ‘An answer to that part of the narrative of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, K.B. : which relates to the conduct of Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis, during the campaign in North-America in the year 1781’
      • [2], xvi, [6], 260, [2]
    • ‘A reply to Sir Henry Clinton’s Narrative : Wherein his numerous errors are pointed out, and the conduct of Lord Cornwallis fully vindicated from all aspersion: including the whole of the public and secret correspondence, between Lord George Germain, Sir Henry Clinton, and his lordship ; as also intercepted letters from General Washington’
      • 1783 ed
      • [4], 35, [1], 113, [3], [1 blank]
    • References: Sabin 16811. Streeter II 800; Sabin 13751; Howes C 496; Howes C 499; Sabin 13754; Larned 1277;
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~9.5in X 6in (24cm x 15cm)
    • Very rare with no other example for sale worldwide

 

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4707

Categories

Americana, American History

Military & War

Authors

CLINTON, Henry

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete