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[Earl Cornwallis to Lieut.-Colonel Ross.]
I received Sir H.'s narrative last night, and have read it in a cursory manner. It is a bad performance, and I think-not likely to do the cause much good with people of judgment, yet I think it may be necessary to take some notice of it, as he so often arraigns my march into Virginia, as a measure undertaken without waiting for his consent. The manner in which the Parliamentary registers are published, does not bring the correspondence sufficiently before the public eye, I therefore at present think that your idea is a good one. I will, however, consider the matter, and talk it over when we meet. I shall dine at Phillipson's on Friday ; he desires you will meet me. If you can dine there I will call on you, as the General is to send his coach for me and the children to Mansfield Street. I am very glad that my brother has got the Ganges.
- Charles Cornwallis
- Correspondence of Charles, first Marquis Cornwallis, Vol I, Charles Ross, Esq., London, 1859