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Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 15. 1779
Late this morning those of us to be exchanged said farewell to our mates remaining behind. Each of us carries letters and messages to friends and family at home. As we exited the prison gate they gave us a rousing cheer. We then were marched down the path to Stonehouse Creek where we have embarked on the Milford transport with little more than the clothing we wear and perhaps a small sack. As free men we sit here now looking back up the hill to Mill Prison waiting for a fair wind and the tide. We were told we shall be carried to France where we should be able to engage ourselves on an American merchantman to carry us home.

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