Instruction from Henry Clinton to British troops, 1779

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Instructions from General Henry Clinton, the commanding officer, to the officer in charge of the British troops being sent to the Penobscot River area to erect a fort and control the rebellious colonists in the area.

The letter is a transcribed copy from the Public Records Office and Royal Institution of Great Britain, made for Joseph Williamson, a lawyer and historian from Belfast, Maine, between 1894 and 1902.

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  • Title: Instruction from Henry Clinton to British troops, 1779
  • Creator: Clinton, Henry
  • Creation Date: 1779-04-15
  • Subject Date: 1779-04-15
  • Town: Thomaston
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 112, Box 1/4
  • Collection: Penobscot Expedition papers
  • Object Type: Text

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