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    Sale 2461 | Lot 3
    Price Realized: $750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2461 Lot 3

      (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) CLINTON, HENRY. Letter Signed, "HClinton," as Commander-in-Chief, to Colonial Secretary George Germain, summarizing the content of a previous letter, conveying the threatened resignation of the Superintendant of Exports and Imports due to orders from the Lords Commissioners, and asserting that he has countermanded the orders because of the indispensability of the Superintendant. 4 1/2 pages, small folio, written on 3 separate sheets; folds. New York, 9 March 1781

      Estimate $700 - 1,000

      ". . . I have been assisted by Mr. Elliot's Opinions . . . . [H]e has been more engaged in every Civil Regulation than any other person in New York . . . . [H]is Management of Mercantile Affairs has been directed with so much Prudence and he has shewn such care to procure ample Supplies for the Garrison and at the same time to promote the Interests of the Trader, that he has given Compleat Satisfaction to both.
      "If the Act of Parliament passed last Sessions for Regulating the Exports and Imports of such Ports of America as are occupied by His Majesty's Troops is not renewed before its Expiration on the first of next June . . . I must request that your Lordship will . . . furnish me in time with such Instructions as may prevent the bad consequence resulting from an Interruption of them. . . ."


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $750