Howe, Richard

Letters to Lord George Germaine and J. Forrest from Richard Howe, 1776–1790.
1 folder (0.08 linear feet).
About the collection

This collection consists of two letters written by Richard Howe. The first letter, dated August 11, 1776 , sent from Eagle off Staten Island to Lord George Germain, reads in part: “It is with much regret that I find myself unable to make any essential addition to my public letter, on the subject of my endeavors to open an intercourse with the moderate Party amongst the Colonists, in the spirit of the King’s Instructions.” The second letter, dated March 15, 1790, sent from Grafton Street to J. Forrest, Esq., reads in part: “The Masters of Vessels coming up the Delaware when I left the River in 1777, were not ordered from thence; But only apprised that the Navigation up to Philadelphia was rendered impracticable at that time, by the Ice formed in the upper part of the River.”

  • Howe, Richard Howe, Earl, 1726-1799
  • Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776
  • Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785
  • Eagle (Ship)
  • New York (N.Y.) — History — Revolution, 1775-1783
  • United States — History — Revolution, 1775-1783
Types of material
  • Correspondence
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