MR. BANCROFT'S LETTER ON THE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS DURING THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY. NEW-YORK, FEB. 14, 1862.

[New York: 1862.]. 7 pp, dbd. Caption title [as issued], inscription dated 1862, old institutional stamps, else Very Good. Bancroft's analysis-- denying any "analogy between our war for independence...and the transient insurrection effected by a few desperate men" in the South-- is prompted by the contemporary "interest that attaches to the question of the exchange of prisoners between our loyal armies and the infatuated men still engaged in hopeless rebellion." He reviews here the relevant papers of Generals Washington, Gage, and Howe. FIRST EDITION. Gephart 7747. Sabin 3130. Not in Nevins. Item #11529

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