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Journal of the British expedition from Detroit to Vincennes and its defeat by George Rogers Clark : manuscript, 1778-1782
Title
Journal of the British expedition from Detroit to Vincennes and its defeat by George Rogers Clark : manuscript, 1778-1782
Description
Account of the British forces' expedition which captured Vincennes, Indiana in Dec. 1778, with an account of their eventual defeat in 1779 at the Battle of Vincennes by the American Revolutionary forces led by Col. George Rogers Clark.
Diary begins on 1778 Aug. 6 (page 29) when Hamilton received word that the Americans had taken Kaskaskia, Illinois and continues to 1779 Jun. 17 when he was captured, then imprisoned in Williamsburg, Virginia (page 164). Includes later autograph additions at beginning and end of journal, to 1782, concerning various topics relating to Hamilton's life, especially notes on Native Americans, military papers issues, notes on weather,
Autograph diary signed, in the hand of British officer Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton.
Bound with original marbled boards, leather spine and corners, rebacked.
For negative photostat of journal see pfMS Eng 509.1 and bMS Eng 509.3.
MS Eng 508. Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Creator
Hamilton, Henry , -1796
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Date
1778-1782
Format
print
88f. (148 p.), bound : in case ; 34 cm.
Language
eng
Type
Text
Diaries.
Citation
Hamilton, Henry , -1796, “Journal of the British expedition from Detroit to Vincennes and its defeat by George Rogers Clark : manuscript, 1778-1782,” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed April 26, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12060.