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Livington accuses General Clinton of an assassination attempt...



Item # 597936

May 31, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 31, 1779 

* William Livingston, New Jersey Governor
* General Sir Henry Clinton


Page 3 has a very interesting letter from William Livingston, titular governor of New Jersey, to Sir Henry Clinton, in which Livingston accuses Clinton of hiring a person to assassinate him: "...that I am possessed of the most authentic proofs of a General Officer under your command having offered a large sum of money to an inhabitant of this state to assassinate me in case he could not take me alive..." with General Clinton's response, which includes in part: "...Had I a soul capable of harbouring so infamous an idea as assassination, you, Sir, at least, would have nothing to fear, for be assured I should not blacken myself with so foul a crime to obtain so trifling an end..." with a bit more (see).
Four pages, folio size, very nice condition.

Category: British

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