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Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) to James Madison re: military news from the South, prisoner exchanges

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00099.059 Author/Creator: Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) Place Written: Edmundsbury Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 05 February 1781 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 20 x 16 cm

Summary of Content: Mentions: Benedict Arnold, Lord Cornwallis, Gen. Lesley, Braddock Taylor, Harry Pendleton, Camden, (N.J.), Prisoner exchanges.

People: Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805
Leslie, Alexander, 1731-1794
Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
Madison, James, Sr., 1723-1801

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: TreasonSpyingMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarContinental ArmyPrisoner of WarBattlePresidents

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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