Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1 eBook

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the greatest rigor; also, that those who will not turn out, may be imprisoned, and their whole property taken from them, and destroyed.  I have also ordered that satisfaction should be made for their estates, to those who have been injured and oppressed by them.  I have ordered, in the most positive manner, that every militia man who has borne arms with us and afterwards joined the enemy, shall be immediately hanged.  I desire you will take the most rigorous measure to punish the rebels in the district in which you command, and that you will obey, in the strictest manner, the directions I have given in this letter, relative to the inhabitants of this country.

Cornwallis.

August, 1780.

[NOTE F.]—­TO LORD CORNWALLIS

TO LORD CORNWALLIS.

Portsmouth, Virginia, November 4, 1780.

My Lord,

I have been here near a week, establishing a post.  I wrote to you to Charleston, and by another messenger, by land.  I cannot hear, for a certainty, where you are:  I wait your orders.  The bearer is to be handsomely rewarded, if he brings me any note or mark from your Lordship.

A. L.

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