Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August 1

In an August 1, 1776 letter to Gen. George Washington, British General Sir William Howe described himself as “wishing sincerely to give relief to the distress of all prisoners….”  Howe indicated he “shall readily consent to the mode of exchange you are pleased to propose, viz: officers for those of equal rank, soldier for soldier, citizen for citizen; the choice to be made by the respective commanders for their own officers and men.”
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