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Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805



  • Existence: 1738-1805
  • Existence: 1738 - 1805

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, Charles Cornwallis to Thomas Law, 1796 March 28

 Item — Box 28, Folder: 1796.03.28
Identifier: RM-1150 ; MS-5840
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 4 pages. Whitehall. Says Americans "cruelly persecuted many worthy and respectable men" during the war, but "that is now past." Offers best wishes for his happiness in America, and that "it may long enjoy the benefits of the Presidency of Washington, whose great character and virtues alone could have preserved order in an infant state, composed of such heterogenous and ungovernable radicals." Discusses war with France and other international affairs.

Dates: 1796 March 28

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