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Some American Prisoners of War

Source: Daphne Gentry, “Some American Prisoners of War,” Virginia Genealogist 20[1976]:299.

Among the papers of the Virginia Executive Department are several lists of prisoners of war from the Revolutionary period. These are now filed under the heading Executive Department. Papers regarding the State Navy; Prisoner Exchange, from Bermuda …

Received Hampton Virginia December 26th 1781. From on board the Schooner Betsey A Brittish Flag from the Island of Bermuda, The following American Prisoners, which shall be exchanged for the like number of Brittish prisoners, When the Fortune of War shall put them into our hands …

… James Weir …

4th Copy
Given under my hand the Above date
Jas Barron

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