AGREEMENT FOR A CESSATION OF ARMS BETWEEN MAJ. JOSEPH ROBINSON, COMMANDER OF A BODY OF HIS MAJESTY'S MILITIA NOW UNDER ARMS FOR HIMSELF AND THE TROOPS UNDER HIS COMMAND, OF THE ONE PART; AND MAJOR ANDREW WILLIAMSON AND MAJOR JAMES MAYSON, COMMANDERS OF THE FORT AT NINETY-SIX FOR THEMSELVES AND THE TROOPS THEREIN UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE PROVINCIAL CONGRESS
R. W. Gibbes, Documentary
History of the American Revolution, Volume I, pages 214-215,
published 1855, New York:
D. Appleton and Company.]
That hostilities shall immediately cease on both sides.
That Major Williamson and Major Mayson shall march their
That the Fort shall be destroyed flat without damaging the houses therein, under
the inspection of Capt. Patrick Cunningham and John Bowie, Esq., and the well
That the differences between the people of this District and others
disagreeing about the present public measures shall be submitted to his
Excellency, our Governor, and the Council of Safety, and for that purpose that
each party shall send dispatches to their superiors--that the dispatches shall
be sent unsealed and the messenger of each party shall pass unmolested.
That Major Robinson shall withdraw his men over Saluda, and there keep them
embodied or disperse them as he pleaseth until his Excellency's orders be known.
That no person of either party shall in the meantime be molested by the other
party either in going home or otherwise.
Should any reinforcements arrive to Major Williamson or Major Mayson, they also
shall be bound by this cessation.
That twenty days be allowed for the return of the messengers.
That all prisoners taken by either party since the second day of this instant
shall be immediately set at liberty.
witness whereof the parties
to these articles have set their hands and seals at Ninety-six this
twenty-second day of November, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, and
in the sixteenth year of his Majesty's reign.
/S/ Joseph Robinson.
/S/ A. Williamson.
/S/ James Mayson.