Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 2

Dateline Boston, November 2, 1778:

"By some prisoners lately returned from New-York, we learn, that...prisoners there have in general been treated...with great rigor and inhumanity. The pale and thin countenances of a number of our countrymen...confirm the accounts they give, of their having been cruelly denied necessary air, and a sufficiency of wholesome food for the support of life."

The Independence Ledger
(Boston, Mass.), 2 November 1778, on the mistreatment of prisoners in British-occupied New York City
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