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**Revolutionary War Letter Signed Henry Clinton to Lord Germain New York, dated January 27, 1781, autographed letter signed
from Henry Clinton (1730-1795, British officer), to Lord George Germain (1716-1785, Secretary of State for the Colonies)
document reads:

New York 27th January 1781

My Lord

It having been represented to me, that the office of Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court of Charleston South Carolina was vacant by the Death of the late Judge, Mr. Johnson And that its continuing so would occasion considerable Inconvenience to the Trade of the Place, and great Delays in all Businesses competent to the jurisdiction of that court: I thought proper to appoint Peter Russell Esq. Judge thereof by my commission bearing date the 19th May last; and I directed Lieu. Colonel Bruce to notify the same to your Lordship.

But as I am informed that the Confirmation of Mr. Russell in the office is delayed untill it is properly notified that such a officer should be nominated for the Province; I beg leave to signify to Your Lordship my opinion of the utility of such an appointment, and to request that the Person I have named to it may be confirmed.

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect
Your Lordship's
Most Obedient & Most humble Servant
H. Clinton

Provenance: Kenneth W. Rendell, Inc
Dr. & Mrs. C.G. Hopper, Jr. Collection

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February 10, 2023 11:00 AM EST
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Charlton Hall

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$100 $499 $25
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