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CARLETON, Sir Guy, Baron Dorchester (1724-1808). British Commander-in-Chief in America; governor of Quebec.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Townshend, 1 page 4to, London, 9 May 1772. Thanking Townshend for his letter of congratulations on Carleton's promotion (to Colonel of the 47th Regiment of Foot).
'... I shall always think myself honored by Your approbation and regard, and as I have been fortunate enough to obtain proofs of this, so I hope you will be persuaded they are remembered with pleasure and gratitude ... '
The recipient of the letter was probably Charles Townshend, first Baron Bayning (1728-1810), lord of the admiralty.
 A fortnight later, Carleton was raised to the rank of major-general. He was in England on a leave of absence following his service in Quebec as lieutenant governor and acting governor of the Colony. Two years later he returned to Canada and was subsequently made Governor, in which position he defended the Colony against American troops.
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