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