Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 13, 1777

On January 13, 1777, General George Washington wrote to General Sir William Howe, commander of British forces, "I am sorry, that I am again under the necessity of remonstrating to you upon the treatment, which our prisoners continue to receive in New York. Those, who have lately been sent out, give the most shocking account of their barbarous usage, which their miserable, emaciated countenances confirm."

Worthington Chauncey Ford, ed., The Writings of George Washington: Vol. 5: 1776-1777 (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1890), pages 168-169.
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