Letter from William Smallwood to Charles Cornwallis, Marquis Cornwallis
Smallwood, William, 1732-1792
Volume 14, Page 710
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GENL. W. SMALLWOOD TO LORD CORNWALLIS.
Camp, October 24th, 1780.
The Prisoners taken in the Neighborhood of Charlotte, whose names you will observe below, I understand are very solicitous to obtain an Exchange. Perhaps your Lordship would have no Objection to admit of a partial Exchange of those Persons for a like number now in our Possession, whose Situation and Circumstances may not be altogether dissimilar. If this Proposition should meet with your Approbation, you will be so obliging to signify it, that the Exchange may take place.
I am, with high Respect,
Your Lordship's Most Obedt. & very Humble Servt.,
The right Honble. Lord Cornwallis,
Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in the Southern Department.