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Ne C 2640 : Letter from Sir H. Clinton, New York [U.S.A.], to H.F.C. Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 19 Nov. 1779

New York Nov[embe]r 19th [1779]

My Dear Lord,

My last told you that Destaign
with 22 sail of the line & 4 frigates &c., &c.,
and 6 or 8000 men was on the coast of Georgia
& had probably landed. I have now the
pleasure to inform you that an express
is this moment arrived from thence with
an account of Destaign's and Lincoln's having
made a general assault upon Savannah
on the 9th of October, were repulsed with great
loss since which the Rebels retired into Carolina