Tuesday, January 15, 2013


     In its January 8, 1777 issue, The Connecticut Journal of New Haven carried the following report about prisoners returning from British-occupied New York City:

   Last Wednesday [January 1, 1777], a Flag of Truce Vessel arrived at Milford, from New-York, after a tedious Passage of several days, having on board upwards of 200 American Prisoners, whose rueful Countenances too well discovered the ill Treatment they received while they were Prisoners in New-York; twenty of these unfortunate People died on the Passage, and twenty have died since they landed at Milford.

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