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Letter from Henry Clinton to Alexander Leslie
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795
November 12, 1780
Volume 15, Page 298

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SIR HENRY CLINTON TO MAJOR GENERAL LESLIE.

New York, November 12, 1780.

Sir:

I have this morning received your dispatches, and by that dated the 7th instant I observe your intention of quitting the Chesapeak, and at the requisition of Lord Cornwallis, made to you in a letter written by Lord Rawdon, that you propose going to Cape Fear River with the force under your command. I entirely approve of you having obeyed Earl Cornwallis's directions and desire on this subject, which I hope will be attended with every favourable advantage.

It is not necessary for me to enter upon the matter of your operations in the Chesapeak, as they will now cease.

I have the honour, &c.,
H. CLINTON.