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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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The Surrender of Cornwallis

Ann Heinrichs - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 48 pages
...Washington. The officer bore a letter from Cornwallis saying: "I propose a cessation of hostilities ... and that two officers may be appointed by each side,...the surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester." Augustine Moore owned a large farmhouse in Yorktown. On October 18, two officers from each side met...
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Decisive Battles of the U.S.A., 1776-1918

J. F. C. Fuller - History - 2007 - 416 pages
...fire, and a little while later the following note from Cornwallis was handed to Washington: I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours,...settle terms for the surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester.*2 Later came a longer letter requesting that, so long as they undertook not to fight again...
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Almost A Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence

John Ferling - History - 2007 - 704 pages
...Cornwallis: Sir, I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours, and that two officers be appointed by each side, to meet at Mr. Moore's...house, to settle terms for the surrender of the posts at York and Gloucester.33 Washington had no experience in such matters. In eleven years, and two wars,...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1835
...CAPITULATION AT YORKTOWN. I uci. CORNWALLIS TO GENERAL WASHINGTON. York, 17 October, 1781. SIR, I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours,...the surrender of the posts of York and Gloucester. I hare the honor to be, &-c. CORNWALLIS. ;• GENERAL WASHINGTON TO EARL CORNWALLIS. Camp, before York,...
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The United Service Magazine, Part 3

Military art and science - 1834
...Washington a despatch, of which the following; i* a copy: — • i,.,,; •. \..\Kim " SIR,' — I propose a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours, and that two officers may be appointed byp each side to meet at Mr. Moore's house, to settle terms for the surrender pf the posts at York...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 21

1806 - 678 pages
...General Wafhington.j " Turk, In Virginia, Oil. 17, j7Si. "Sin, " I propufe a cefljtinn of holîilities for twenty-four hours, and that two officers may be appointed by each fide, to meet at Mr. Mowt'i hoofe, to fettle terms for the furlender of the ports of York and Glouc;ltcr....
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