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Letter from Henry Clinton to Charles Cornwallis, Marquis Cornwallis
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795
February 05, 1781
Volume 17, Page 984

FROM SIR HENRY CLINTON, K. B. TO GEN. EARL CORNWALLIS.

New York, February 5th, 1781.

Sir:

My Lord, I have the honor to inclose to your Lordship, the copy of a letter I have lately received from Brigadier General Arnold, by which you will perceive that with scarcely one thousand men (for several of his transports, that had been separated on the voyage had not then rejoined him) he penetrated to Richmond, the capital of Virginia, and has rendered important service, by destroying a valuable foundry, a considerable quantity of public stores, cannon &c., &c. Indeed the whole of his operations upon the occasion appear to have been conducted in a manner which strongly marks his character of a very active and good officer, and I sincerely hope that this important stroke will essentially aid your Lordship's operations.

HENRY CLINTON.