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Heath, William (1737-1814) to John Burgoyne

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04787 Author/Creator: Heath, William (1737-1814) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 December 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.1 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Heath as commander of the Convention Army, which consisted of British prisoners of war from Saratoga campaign to General Burgoyne as prisoner of war. Says that he received word from Congress on 1 December 1777 that Burgoyne's troops are not to leave through any port except Boston, the one stipulated in the Convention treaty. Wants Burgoyne to have the earliest notice of this news.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryConvention ArmyPrisoner of WarGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsContinental CongressCongressTreatySurrender

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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