George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Gordon, 18 June 1782

Lancaster June 18th 1782


The last letter I had the Honor of writing to Your Excellency was dated the 27th of May & was forwarded by Major General Lincoln I then informed Your Excelly, that, in consequence of an Order from you, dated 18th May & directed to Brigadier General Hazen, Captain Chas Asgill of His Majesty’s Guards was made close Prisoner with an intention to be retaliated upon for the Murder of Captain Huddy, as such retaliation is in direct Violation of the 14 Article of Capitulation settled at Yorktown in Virginia, I Demanded his enlargement in the Name of the King of Great Britain my Royal Master, to this Request I have not as yet receiv’d an Answer, I again Solicit, that Your Excelly will be pleased to Honor me with one, as soon as possible. I have the Honor to be Sir Your Excellencys Most Obedt and Most Hble Servant.

James Gordon Major 80 Regt

& Field Officer of the British

troops taken at Yorktown in

Virginia by Capitulation

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