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" SIR, I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours, and that two officers may be appointed by each side, to meet at Mr. Moore's house, to settle terms for the surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester. "
Correspondence of Charles, First Marquis Cornwallis - Page 523
by Charles Cornwallis Marquis Cornwallis - 1859
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A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of ...

Tarleton (Lieutenant-General, Banastre) - North America - 1787 - 518 pages
...toGeneral Wajhingtony dated Fork, in Virginia, October ijtht 1781. SIR, I PROPOSE a ceflation of hoHilities for twenty-four hours, and that two officers may be appointed by each fide, to meet at Mr. Moore's houfe, to fettle terms for the furrender of the pofb of York and Gloucefter....
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1793
...General WASHINGTON, datcJ 1"orkt in Virginia, Oflobcr 17, 1781. SIR, IPropofc a ccflation of hoftilities for twenty-four hours ; and that two officers may be appointed by each fide, to meet at Mr Moore's houfe, to fettle terms for the furrender of the pofts of York and Glouccfler....
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American ..., Volume 5

John Marshall, Bushrod Washington - 1805
...hours, that commissioners might meet at Moores house, which was just in the rear of the first parallel, to settle terms for the surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester. To this letter the American general immediately returned an answer declaring his " ardent desire to...
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A History of the Campaigns of the British Forces in Spain and ..., Volume 2

Great Britain - 1812
...the following papers, in regular succession, are communicated by lord Cornwallis.* " Sir, " I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours, and that two officers may be Washington, appointed by each side, to meet at Mr. Moore's house, to settle terms for the surrender...
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Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States

Henry Lee - Southern States - 1827 - 466 pages
...York, Firgviia, October 17, 1781. SIR : I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours J and that two officers may be appointed by each side,...Moore's house, to settle terms for the surrender of Uie potts of York and Gloucester CORNWALLIS. General Washington to earl Cornwallis. Camp before York,...
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Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States

Henry Lee - Southern States - 1827 - 466 pages
...Correspondence. Karl CornteaUii to general Washington. York, Virginia, October I7, I78I. Sin : I propoie a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours; and that two officers may be appointed hy each side, to meet at Mr. Moore's bouse, to settle terms for the surrender of Uie posts of York...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington - Presidents - 1835
...CAPITULATION AT YORKTOWN. EARL CORNWALLIS TO GENERAL WASHINGTON. York, 17 October, 1781. SIR, I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours,...surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester. I have the honor to be, &c. CORNWALLIS. GENERAL WASHINGTON TO EARL CORNWALLIS. Camp, before York, 17 October,...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1835
...CAPITULATION AT YORKTOWN. EARL CORNWALLIS TO GENERAL WASHINGTON. York, 17 October, 1781. SIR, I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours,...surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester. I have the honor to be, &c. CORNWALLIS. GENERAL WASHINGTON TO EARL CORNWALLIS. Camp, before York, 17 October,...
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volume 26

Robert Walsh, John Jay Smith - American periodicals - 1835
...17th wrote to General Washington a despatch, of which the following is a copy : " Sin, — I propose a cessation of hostilities for twentyfour hours, and...house, to settle terms for the surrender of the posts at York and Gloucester." General Washington's reply was very characteristic of the man — gentlemanlike,...
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Family Magazine: Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge

1836
...wrote the following note *o General Washington : — York, 17th October, 1781. SIR : — I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours,...York and Gloucester. I have the honour to be, &c. CORNWALLIS. After some further preliminary correspondence, the commissioners accordingly met at Mr....
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