Letter, Charles Cornwallis to Thomas Law, 1796 March 28
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
- Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805 (Person)
- Law, Thomas, 1756-1834 (Recipient, Person)
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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Box: English