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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Moses Rawlings re: moving British POW's to Lancaster & Philadelphia

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04566 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter signed Date: 12 December 1781 Pagination: 1p. + docket

Summary of Content: Washington also mentions allowing foreigners to stay in frontier towns.

Background Information: Notes: Fitzpatrick, Writings of Washington, 23: 383-384. Lieutenant Colonel Moses Rawlings was then the Maryland State commissary of prisoners at Frederick Town. Lieutenant Colonel Caleb North was in the Second Pennsylvania ...Regiment.

Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
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Full Transcript: Philad[elphi]a 12 Decemb[er] 1781.
I received your favor of the 2d. inst. by Colo. Thomas.
The Secretary at War, Major Gen. Lincoln, under whose orders the prisoners of ...War now more immediately fall, convinced that a strict hand will be necessary over the British in particular, is about removing all those to Lancaster and to this City, where they will will be left in the Frontier Town.
General Lincoln will write to you by Colo. North on the subject of assisting in the removal of the British prisoners. You will oblige me by giving every aid in your power.

Your most ob[edien]t Genl.
Go: Washington
Colo. Rawlings

Genl. Washington to Col. Rawlings Dec. 1781
calling on him to assist in recovering the
British prisoners to Lancaster, Penn.
Fred[rick] Town

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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralConvention ArmyPrisoner of WarImmigration and MigrationFrontiers and ExplorationGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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