Advice of Council concerning Prisoners
In Council Oct. 8. 1779.
The Governor is advised to take proper and effectual measures for knowing from time to time the situation and treatment of our prisoners with the enemy and to extend to theirs with us a like treatment in every circumstance. And also to order to a proper station the prison ship fitted up on recommendation from Congress for the reception and confinement of such prisoners of war as shall be sent to it.
Arch: Blair CC
Tr (DLC) of an enclosure in TJ’s letter to Washington of 8 Oct. 1779.