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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

October 16. 1778
Today we gave three cheers at one o'clock and again tonight before the evening gun to celebrate the taking of General Burgoyne's army one year ago. Seven American prisoners from Liverpool were also brought here today.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Today we have it from Mr. Sorrey that their is a strong possibility of a cartel being arranged soon for us in exchange for British prisoners in France. A letter from American prisoners in Fortin prison at Portsmouth confirms this news.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Left mill prison the 5th day of October 1778
John Burnell
Richard Howard
William Smith
Edward Speeler
James Lowrey
John Davis
Umphery Potter
William Orsburn
David Clark
Frances Colburn
Bartholemy Barrell
William Bright
Robert Macelary
William Hall
Robert Richey
Frances Courtlen
William Creber
William Carpenter
Thomas Welch
Benjeman Loceet
Nichles Shais
Edward Lewas
Thomas Marles
Andrew Grase
William Deton
John George Stamfield
William Anderson
Benjaman Rigle
Thomas Runnels
Joseph Holt
Henery Beckley
Ellexander Fraser

The prison was in an uproar last night as these men celebrated their release. Most were sent on board the Russel and the remainder were sent onto the Royal George. As they left they gave us three cheers and we gave it back to them.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

October 4. 1778
Today 31 men were pardoned by His Majesty under condition that they will join the Royal Navy. They will leave this prison tomorrow. Most are old country men.