[v. 3, No. 104.] Brig. Gen. Pickens and Henry Lee, jr. to Lieut. Col. Brown

HEAD QUARTERS, June 4, 1781.


We beg leave to propose, that the prisoners in your possession may be sent out of the fort, and that they may be considered your or ours as the siege may terminate.

Confident that you cannot oppose the dictate of humanity and custom of war, we have only to say, that any request from you of a similar nature will meet our assent.

We have the honor to be, &c.,

HENRY LEE, Jr., Lieut. Col. Com'dg Cont'l. troops.

(From Documentary History of the American Revolution, by Gibbes, Volume 3, p. 83)

Doc ID: Gibbes, v. 3, p. 83
Date: 6/4/1781

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