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    Robert Howe Manuscript Letter Signed "Robt Howe" with important 12 word handwritten postscript, one page, 6.5" x 8". [To Brigadier General George Clinton, Governor of New York.] West Point, June 20, 1781. In full, "I send you under Guard John Hennesey [sic] of your Line who has been sentenced to Death by a Court Martial - The enclos'd Extract from his Excellency Genl Washington's Letter to me, I transmit for your Government." Howe adds in his handwriting: "I should be glad if you can spare the life of Henesey." On June 8, 1780, General Washington had written to Major General Howe from his Head Quarters in New Windsor, in part, "John Henesey a Soldier of the 2d N York Regiment, you will be pleased to send under a proper Guard to Albany, to the Direction of Brigr Genl Clinton, by him to be brot to Execution, or pardoned, as the Genl on Consideration of Circumstances, shall think proper. Inclosed is the Proceedings of the Court Martial of the 5th. June instant. " Howe was Commander of the Southern Department (1777-1778) and served with General Washington in 1779. He commanded Fort West Point in 1780 and 1781. Blank portion missing at top left. Fine condition.

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    October, 2007
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