1.08.2015

Letter from Major General Jackson to John Lambert

[Copy.]
8 Jany. 1815
Camp below Orleans.
Sir

     When A. G. saw the oficer sent first by you this Eveg. he was ignorant of the last letter which you had addressed to. I consider the following to be the result of our communications---viz.
     That hostilities cease on this side the Mississipi untill tomorrow at 12. meridian in order that sufficient time may be afforded you to inter the dead & wounded Paroled & taken off---
     That the dead & Wounded will be taken by my troops to the line of demarcation That hostilities are not made to cease on the other side of the River; but that no reinforcements will be sent from either army thither, untill 12 oclock of tomorrow---
     That the utmost strictness be used to prevent on either side the passing of the Line of demarcation which is understood to be the high ridge of grass designated by my A. G., & to prevent difficulties, it is further understood that your toops are not to penetrate into the woods---
      The wounded in the fields shall be sought after & every comfort administered to them untill they be delievered over. I have the Honor &c &c &c

Andrew Jackson
Major General Commanding

P.S. you will have the goodness to send me back a copy of this signed officially, if approved.
a true copy
John Lambert M. G.

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