Friday, March 9, 2012

March 13, 1776

     In March 1776, the revolutionary Maryland Council of Safety acknowledged a British officer's kindness to American prisoners.
     On March 13, 1776, the Maryland Council of Safety informed the Virginia Committee of activity by the British sloop-of-war Otter under Matthew Squires, captain. "Just before they weighed anchor, a flag came on shore with some prisoners, who said they had been treated with great humanity; and, in return, it was thought proper to compliment the officer with two quarters of beef."

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