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Observations on Mr. Stedman's History of the American War [cover title].
London Printed for J. Debrett, 1794. 4to, self-wrappers, stitched as issued, 34 pages, untrimmed. A response by Henry Clinton (1739-1795), defending his role as an officer and commander of the British forces in North America during the American Revolution, which had been unfavorably appraised by Charles Stedman in his The History of the Origin, Progress and Termination of the American War (1794). This is but one of several attempts by participants on the British side to clear their names or blame others for strategic failures during the War. Clinton did so himself in 1783 with his Narrative of the Campaign of 1781 in North America, in which he tried the blame military losses on General Charles Cornwallis, who responded in his defense as Clinton is doing here. Minor foxing and browning to the title-page; a fine, large copy, in original state, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.
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