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Articles of agreement between Alexander Leslie and Nathanael Greene concerning an exchange of prisoners
United States. Continental Army; Great Britain. Army
October 23, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 661-662

AGREEMENT FOR EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS.

Articles of Agreement for the relief and Exchange of the prisoners of War taken in the Southern Department, acceded to at Accabee on the 23rd of October, 1782, by Major Wemyss, Deputy Adjt. General on the part of the Honble. Lieut. Genl. Leslie and Major Burnett on the part of the Honble Genl. Greene.

1st. That all non-commissioned Officers and privates who have been delivered previous to the date hereof be considered as Exchanged and properly accounted for.

2nd. That all the British prisoners of War now in the American Army, including those lately at George Town, be sent to Charles town, as early as possible, and be considered as exchanged.

3rd. That an immediate exchange of regular Officers, as far as Similar Rank will apply shall be effected and the Paroles of the unexchanged Officers be extended agreeable to their wishes.

4thly. That all Militia and Citizens, both American and British, taken as Prisoners of War, by either army in the Southern Department previous to the date of this agreement, be considered as hereby exchanged, and those who may now be in confinement, be immediately Liberated.

J. BURNETT,
Major & Commissioner.
J. WEMYSS,
Major and Depy. Adjt. General.

I do certify that in Consequence of an agreement entered into at Accabee this day by Major Burnett on the part of Honble. Major Genl. Greene, and Major Wemyss Depty. Adjt. General on the part of the Honble Lieut. Genl. Leslie all Militia, both Officers and Privates, and all Citizens of every Denomination made prisoners of War by the American Army in the Southern Department previous to the date hereof be regularly Exchanged.

Permission and Necessary Passports will be granted to such parts that may be most agreeable to them.

Given at Accabee in So. Carolina, 23rd day of October, 1782.

SAMUEL WARREN,
American Depty. Comy. Genl. Prisoners.

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I do hereby certify that in Consequence of an agreement entered into at Accabee this day by Major Wemyss, Depty. Adjt. Genl. on the part of the Honble. Lieut. Genl. Leslie and Major Burnet on the part of the Hon. Major Genl. Greene, all the Militia, both Officers and privates, and all Citizens of every denomination, made prisoners of War, by the British Army in the Southern department previous to the date hereof are hereby regularly Exchanged.

Given at Accabee in So. Carolina this 23rd of October, 1782.

ROBERT COOKE,
British Depty. Commisy. Prisoners.