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Letter from Archibald Lytle to Thomas Burke
Lytle, Archibald, 1730-1790
September 09, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 639-640

LT. COL. ARCH. LYTLE TO GOVERNOR BURKE

Sept. 9th, 1781.

Sir:

I am creditably informed that William Fields, now on parole in Randolph County, is a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Service. I being the Senior American Officer of that Rank in Captivity by the Cartel settled the 3rd of May last am entitled to be exchanged on Application.

Doctor Fraser, the British Commissary of Prisoners, has refused to Exchange Lt. Col. Field.

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I do entreat your Excellency to Order Lt. Col. Field to this or Some place as soon as May be in Order that We may fall upon the Most probable Mode to have Our Exchange effected.

I am your Excellency's
Most Obedt. Servt.,
ARCH. LYTLE.
His Excellency,
Governor Burke.