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United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prisoners and prisons

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Herbert Revolutionary War journal

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0037

Charles Herbert’s journal chronicles his time as a prisoner of the English during the Revolutionary War. It describes his daily activities and the hardships of prison. Many sections of the diary have been written in code. A cipher is provided.

Dates: 1776-1780

John Dickinson and Thomas McKean letter to Caesar Rodney

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0054

Letter from John Dickinson and Thomas McKean, delegates to the Continental Congress, to Caesar Rodney, then President of Delaware. Writing at the direction of Congress, Dickinson and McKean request Rodney appoint a sufficient guard to take custody of sixty-four prisoners captured aboard the British sloop-of-war Harlem.

Dates: 1779 July 22-1779 July 30