Publisher: London Printed for J. Debrett, 1794.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Sabin 13753; Howes C-498.
Condition: Minor foxing and browning to the title-page; a fine, large copy, in original state, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.
Book ID: 27358
Description4to, self-wrappers, stitched as issued, 34 pages, untrimmed.
CommentsA response by Henry Clinton (1739-1795), defending his role as an officer and commander of the British forces in North America during the American Revolution, which had been unfavorably appraised by Charles Stedman in his The History of the Origin, Progress and Termination of the American War (1794). This is but one of several attempts by participants on the British side to clear their names or blame others for strategic failures during the War. Clinton did so himself in 1783 with his Narrative of the Campaign of 1781 in North America, in which he tried the blame military losses on General Charles Cornwallis, who responded in his defense as Clinton is doing here.