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Sunday, September 17, 2006

September 17. 1777
Mr. Bell came again yesterday to take the measure of our beer allotment. He told us he would return again to check the weights and measures used for our food. I should think it would be easy enough for him to see by our appearance that our treatment is terrible. Many of our people are forced to sell their clothes to purchase food to supplement our meager rations. None of us look to be in the health we were when we set sail from America.

Mr. Buntin and three others were put back on to full rations yesterday.

Some old country men in our number petitioned to be released from prison and enter service in the British fleet. I should just as soon see them go.

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