Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Practice of Humanity

On December 10, 1776, the Marine Committee of the Continental Congress commissioned Elisha Hinman to conduct a cruise of two weeks to six months, targeting supply ships bound for British-occupied New York City.

The Marine Committee added, "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."  The Marine Committee often recommended kindness toward prisoners.  
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