Thursday, December 10, 2009

December 10, 1776

In their orders to John Paul Johns, the Marine Committee of the Continental Congress remarked, "We are persuaded it is not necessary to recommend to you the practice of humanity to those whom the fortune of war may make your prisoners."

This was a familiar theme for the Marine Committee in 1776.

Peter Force, editor, American Archives Series 5, Volume 3, Page 1148
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