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with all the feelings of a man of sentiment and honour, to Washington, imploring a mitigation in that respe&t. How far a relaxation of the rigid maxims and usages of war, might upon this occasion with propriety have been indulged, is a question that involves too many considerations, for us to enter into. But as it was not deemed fitting to grant the request, it was thought humane to evade giving a direct answer. He encountered his fate with a composure, dignity and fortitude, which equally excited the admiration, and melted the

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