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Letter from Henry Young to John Alexander Lillington
Young, Henry
March 25, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 560-561


Wilmington, March 25th, 1782.

Dr. Genl.:

A flag of Truce Arrived here on Sunday Morning, Commanded by a Capt. McDonald. There are some passengers on board her—

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Mr. George Hooper, Mr. Clayton & Mr. Buie. I was out of Town till this Morning. In my absence the Flag was tend. by Mr. Walker, who I find means to detain the flag in his possession & do the business. For my part, I think it quite unprecedented, as all flags come directed to Military Officers, & of course should be under your direction, or the direction of some officer under you. I therefore wait your orders till the return of the boy.

I am, Dr. Genl., yr. most Obt. Servt.,