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8968. WAR (Prisoners of), Health of.—

The health [of the British prisoners] is also
of importance. I would not endeavor to show
that their lives are valuable to us, because it
would suppose a possibility, that humanity was
kicked out of doors in America, and interest
only attended to.—
To Governor Henry. Washington ed. i, 218. Ford ed., ii, 175.
(Alb. 1779)