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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.


  • Creation: 1796 March 28


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Box: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121