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Collection Reference Number GLC02064
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1779 
Title Authorization for William Lee to return to Virginia
Date 20 October 1779
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Document Type Government document; Legal document
Content Description Pass authorized by the Council Chamber of the State of Massachusetts Bay and attested to by Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts John Avery releases Lee from Massachusetts on parole as of September 13, 1779. A note confirming Lee's right to passage home to Virginia was later written on the pass in Washington's hand.
Subjects President  Revolutionary War  Military History  Government and Civics  Parole  Prisoner of War  Global History and Civics  Loyalist  
People Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts; West Point, New York
Theme Government & Politics; The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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