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Chapter 15: War in the South: Cornwallis and Gates. 1780. rivalry and dissension between Clinton and Corn- Chap. XV.} 1780. wallis already glowed under the ashes. The formerhad written home more of truth than was willingly listened to; and, though he clung with tenacity to his commission, he intimated conditionally a wish to be recalled. Germain took him so far at his word as to give him leave to transfer to Cornwallis, the new favorite, the chief command in North America. Al
re on the spot lists of its militia, and to see. that the orders of Cornwallis were carried into execution.
Any Carolinian thereafter taken in arms might be sentenced to death for desertion and bearing arms against his country.
Cornwallis to Clinton, 30 June, 1780. The proposals of those who offered to raise provincial corps were accepted; and men of the province, void of honor and compassion, received commissions, gathered about them profligate ruffians, and roamed through Carolina, indulg