Saturday, February 9, 2013

February 11: British & Hessians Prisoners

Philadelphia, February 11, 1777
  “Last Friday [February 7] a number of British prisoners, and some Hessians, were brought to this city from the Jerseys.”
   Dunlap’s Pennsylvania Packet or, the General Advertiser (Philadelphia), 11 February 1777
 
   George Washington wanted prisoners treated with kindness and respect, whether British or Hessian.  
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