Autographed Letter Signed

ROBINSON, William H.

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Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1780

Description: 4 pages, each two-page spread measuring 9 x 14.5 inches, New York, June 27, 1780. Fine content espionage war-date letter addressed to "Esteemed Friend," discussing the breakdown in diplomatic relations between Great Britain and France with a mention of Butler's Rangers and other intelligence. In part: "...At the Court of St. James, the 17th of April 1780 the King's majesty in council...since the commencement of the war in which Great Britain is the unprovoked aggression of France and Spain, repeated memorials have been presented by His Majesty's ambassador to the States General of the United Provinces...the above is copied from a paper enclosed to Franklin by your bother who says a convoy was expected to be appointed in a few days from the sailing of this packet. It appears that no fleet has sailed from Brest nor any apprehension of one here..." Robinson (who is mistaken in his assumption) is referring to the anticipated French fleet which would carry the force of Rochambeau' to Newport. Very good(+) condition.

Comments: William Robinson was the son of prominent colonel and spy Beverly Robinson.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 210274

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