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Ne C 2606 : Letter from General Sir Henry Clinton, to H.F.C. Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 3 July 1779

July 3d 1779

My Dear Lord,

The Month of July arrived and
no reinforcement, no troops, Equipage, in short
nothing to enable me to continue my operations
already begun. Inadequate as I fear it
will be, the reinforcement ought to have
been here the first of June at furthest.
I was lucky in my attempt at Stony Point
etc. Every day proves more and more to me
its importance. Had the reinforcements arrived
in time to have enabled me to follow it up
a general action would probably have been
the consequence. As it is I dispair of that