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    [French and Indian War: James Clinton] Autograph Letter Signed "J: Bruyn," one page, 6.25" x 8". Partial integral leaf addressed to "James Clinton/These," docketed "John Bruyn/to/James Clinton." Bruynswick, March 28, 1760. Begins, "Capt Clinton. Sir. As his Honour the Lieut Governor hath Pout up Blank Warrants to be fill'd up by me for the Officers to Go out of our Regiment on the ensuing Campaign I shall offer you the Captains Warrant if you will accept of it, and Desire your answer as soon as possible that the raising of the Men may not be delayed and if case you should not accept of it I should be glad to have the recommendation of the principal gentleman of your part for a proper person to be nominated for a Captain or Lieutenant in your part..." Two years earlier, 25-year-old James Clinton had participated with his father, Lt. Col. Charles Clinton, in Bradstreet's capture of Fort Frontenac (now Kingston, Ontario). James Clinton later served in the Revolutionary War, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. Father of New York Governor De Witt Clinton, James' brother was Vice President George Clinton. Partially separated at folds, especially mid-vertical fold. Glassine repairs at two folds on verso. Very good condition.

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