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Title Letter [manuscript]: Pokepsie [i.e. Poughkeepsie], N.Y., to Edward Hand, Schenectady, [N.Y.], 1778 Nov. 17
Author New York (State); Clinton, George (1739-1812)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: November 17, 1778, letter from Gov. Clinton to Brig. Gen. Edward Hand, who had earlier assumed command of the Continental Army at Albany, responding to Hand’s news of the "disagreeable accounts from Cherry Valley". Earlier that month, Indians serving with the British forces attacking Fort Alden had slipped away and massacred a number of Cherry Valley settlers. Clinton also notes that he would forward Hand’s letter, as requested, to Gen. Washington.
Names Hand, Edward (1744-1802); Washington, George (1732-1799)
Places Schenectady, Cherry Valley, Fort Alden, Poughkeepsie, Albany, New York, United States
Keywords war, US War of Independence, fort, army, Continental Army, alliance, British Colonialism, death, massacre, settlement
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 643
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue