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Me C 28/4 : Letter from Sir Henry Clinton, New York, to Charles Mellish; 25 Sep. 1776

Dear Charles,

In my last I gave you the particulars of our
operations while on Long Island; I
told you that we found them in an Entrenched
Camp Covering works which they had
constructed with great labour, & which
they seemed resolved to defend with great
spirit. They thought themselves inattackable
in front, and on their right they were strong
but the defence of the gorges in the
mountains which covered their left lay at
a great distance. Once in possession of them