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HAMILTON, Henry, British soldier, died in Antigua, 29 September, 1796. During the war of the Revolution he was lieutenant-governor of Detroit, and in 1778 was actively engaged in urging the western Indians to join the British. In the early part of January, 1779, he recaptured Vincennes, but in the following February was, with the entire garrison, surprised by General George Rogers Clarke, and carried prisoner to Williamsburg, Virginia, where he was imprisoned. He retired from the army in 1788, and on 16 November, 1784, was appointed lieutenant-governor of Canada. He was succeeded in this office by Henry Hope on 2 November, 1785, and was governor of Bermuda from 1790 till 1794.
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