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Letter from Charles Cornwallis, Marquis Cornwallis to George Sackville Germain, Viscount Sackville
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805
March 17, 1781
Volume 17, Page 995

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Guilford, 17th March, 1781.

My Lord:

Your Lordship's Dispatch No. 1, dated the 9th of Nov. Ulto, was delivered to me by my Aide-de-Camp Major Ross. The Officers and Soldiers, who fought so gallantly on the 16th of August, received with the warmest sense of Gratitude, the Royal Approbation of their behavior, and it is particularly pleasing to me, that my Conduct has given Satisfaction to His Majesty, and to his Ministers

By the long interruption of our communication with South Carolina, I have not been informed whether Lieut. Gov. Bull, and the other Civil Officers have arrived in that Province; I shall pay proper attention to your Lordship's direction upon that Subject, as well as, relating to the Prisoners of War confined at Charlestown. There are at present some hopes, that a negociation now on foot, between me and General Greene, will terminate in a Cartel for their Exchange. If it fails, I shall endeavor to dispose of them in the manner recommended by your Lordship, the expence and inconvenience of keeping them being intolerable.

I have the honour to be with great respect My Lord, your Lordship's most obedient & most humble Servant,
Right Honorable Lord Geo. Germain, &c., &c., &c.