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Certificate from James H. Craig concerning an exchange of prisoners of war John Cherry et al., including related memorandum from William Caswell to Thomas Burke
Craig, James H.
July 24, 1781
Volume 22, Page 551

Wilmington, July 24th, 1781.

To all whom this may concern: These are to certify That John Cherry, Timothy Gard, James Dawson, Jesse Wilson and John McRay, prisoners of War, has Commission to proceed down the River and from thence to Philadelphia in a Whale Boat, having given Security for the said Number of Captives to be exchanged in their Room at their Arrival at their respective port. Given under my Hand.

J. H. CRAIG, Major Commander.


Timothy Gard is said to be once a prisoner at Hillsboro, and when on Parole stole 2 Horses from a neighboring person, broke his parole and made his escape. Shall thank your Excellency for Orders respecting those men above mentioned.


Gov. Burke. Aug. 1st, 1781.