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Marion, Francis (1732-1795) Articles of Treaty between General Marion in behalf of the State of So. Carolina and Major Gainey & the Inhabitants under his Command which were Included in the Treaty made under the 17th day of June 1781

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.270 Author/Creator: Marion, Francis (1732-1795) Place Written: Burches Mill on Pedee, South Carolina Type: Manuscript document Date: 8 June 1782 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Clerical copy of treaty made between loyalist Major Micajah Gainey and American General Francis Marion. Gainey promises to disarm and swear allegiance to America. The second article notes that Gainey "will deliver up all Negroes, Cattle and other property." They loyalists will also give up all who do not agree to the terms and all their prisoners. In return, Gainey's men will be pardoned from treason charges. Those who do not accede "shall have leave to go within the British Lines."

Background Information:

People: Marion, Francis, 1732-1795
Gainey, Micajah, fl. 1780-1782

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: African American HistoryLoyalistRevolutionary WarContinental ArmyMilitary HistoryTreatySlaveryTreason

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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