Exiles in Virginia; With Observations on the Conduct of the Society of Friends During the Revolutionary War

Exiles in Virginia; With Observations on the Conduct of the Society of Friends During the Revolutionary War

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...from your body to the Board of War, can dispose matters accordingly; for it is a matter of indifference to Council. " I am, sir, your most obedient humble servant, " Thomas Wharton, jun., " President. " John Hancock, Esq." " To the County Lieutenant of Frederick County, Virginia, and to the commanding officer who has charge of the above prisoners. " The Continental Board of War have directed me to communicate to you their consent, that the said prisoners be stopped at Winchester, and there accommodated according to former instructions. " John Adams, " Chairman. "Philadelphia, September 13, 1777." John Smith, the Lieutenant, gave us a copy of his letter to the Congress, which contains some matters injurious to the Society in general; those parts being remarked upon by John Hunt, Henry Drinker, and James Pemberton, he made some alterations, and allowed us to take a copy, which is as follows: "Virginia, Frederick, Winchester, October 1st, 1777. " Sir, --" Two days since, the Sheriff of Berks County, in the State of Pennsylvania, arrived at this place with charge of a number of prisoners, sent by the Executive Council of Pennsylvania, with the approbation of Congress, to the care of the Lieutenant of this county. " The peculiar situation of these prisoners has left me at a loss what part to take. On examining the papers addressed to the sheriff, I found the orders so exceedingly confused that I could not discover upon what terms the prisoners should be received, nor in what manner they were to be supported during their continuance here. " The sheriff informed me they were sent to Winchester at the public expense; and the prisoners expected to be maintained in the same...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510682
  • 9781236510686