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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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Life of George Washington, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1876 - 790 pages
...hostilities for twentyfour hours, and that two officers might be appointed by each side to meet and settle terms for the surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester. Washington felt unwilling to grant such delay, when reenforcements might be on the way for Cornwallis...
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A History of the United States and Its People: From Their Earliest ..., Volume 6

Elroy McKendree Avery, William Abbatt - United States - 1909
...hostilities and the appointment of two The Surrender of Cornwallis Moore House at Yorktown officers on each side "to meet at Mr. Moore's house to settle terms for the surrender." Washington granted two hours for the submission of proposals in writing; in the afternoon, the proposals...
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History of the United States from the Earliest Discovery of ..., Volume 6

Elisha Benjamin Andrews - United States - 1909
...hostilities and the appointment of two The Surrender of Cornwallis Moore House at Yorktown officers on each side "to meet at Mr. Moore's house to settle terms for the surrender." Washington granted two hours for the submission of proposals in writing; in the afternoon, the proposals...
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Essays Political and Historical

Charlemagne Tower - International law - 1914 - 306 pages
...Cornwallis had sent a flag of truce to General Washington with a note, which read as follows : "I propose a cessation of hostilities for twentyfour hours, and...the surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester." Two days later, the British army marching out of Yorktown in the presence of the allied French and...
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The World's Work, Volume 34

1917
...on the 17th of October, Earl Cornwallis sent his swan song to George Washington: SIR — I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours,...officers may be appointed by each side, to meet at Mrs. Moore's house, to settle terms of surrender of the ports of York and Gloucester. Item: United...
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The Virginia Campaign and the Blockade and Siege of Yorktown, 1781 ...

Army War College (U.S.). Historical Section, Howard Lee Landers - United States - 1931 - 219 pages
...from Lord Cornwallis to General Washington read: I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty four hours, and that two officers may be appointed by each...the surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester. Washington's reply to the letter, granting a suspension of hostilities for two hours, was as follows:...
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The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies

David Lee Russell - History - 2000 - 367 pages
...Cornwallis nodded in assent. He then turned to his aide and dictated the historic letter: Sir, I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours,...house to settle terms for the surrender of the posts at York and Gloucester. I have the honour to be &c. Cornwallis35 At 10 AM on the cold day of October...
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Lee's Aide-de-Camp

Charles Marshall - History - 2000 - 287 pages
...Yorktown, his lordship proposed in his letter of October 17, 1781, "a cessation of hostilities for 24 hours, and that two officers may be appointed by each...side to meet at Mr. Moore's house to settle terms of surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester." In view of this letter, and of the fact that Cornwallis...
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The American Revolution

Bruce Lancaster, John Harold Plumb - History - 2001 - 368 pages
...froze as the writing swirled before his eyes: "I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty four hours, and that two officers may be appointed by each...house to settle terms for the surrender of the posts ol York & Gloucester. I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedient and most humble Servant, Cornwallis."...
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Bootmaker to the Nation: The Story of the American Revolution

John Slade - Fiction - 2002 - 721 pages
...surrender were negotiated. The message brought by the British lieutenant read as follows: "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, etc., Cornwallis. " Knowing that the British fleet from New York might arrive at any hour,...
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