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Ne C 2645 : Letter from General Sir Henry Clinton, New York [U.S.A.], to H.F.C. Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 11 Jul. 1778

New York, July 11th [1778]

My Dear Lord,

In my last from Philadelphia
I told your Grace that I was ordered to evacuate
that place and proceed to N. [New] York where we
arrived on the 2d ins[tan]t, every obstruction
and some opposition met us on the way
but nothing of consequence till the 28th of
June when Mr. W. with his whole
Army to which was added all the militia
of the neighbouring provinces pressed hard
on my rear. I will do him the justice to say
it was well timed, my baggage provision