The most Noble Marquis Cornwallis, K: G: General of His Majesty's Forces &c. &c. &c.
Published as the Act directs April 3.d 1794, by G. Nicol Pall Mall.
Stipple. 298 x 172mm. 11¾ x 6¾". Cut along side edges; crease down the centre.
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marques Cornwallis, KG (1738-1805) was a British Army officer and colonial administrator. In the United States and Britain, he is best remembered as one of the leading generals in the American War of Independence. His 1781 surrender to a combined American-French force at the Siege of Yorktown is often incorrectly considered the end of the war; in fact it continued for a further two years. Despite this defeat, he retained the confidence of successive British governments and continued to enjoy an active career. In India, where he served two terms as governor general, he is remembered for promulgating the Permanent Settlement. As Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, he argued for Catholic emancipation and oversaw the response to the 1798 Irish Rebellion and a French invasion of Ireland.
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