Alvan Boyden papers  1806-1828
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Contents List

Container / Location Title
Box   3, Schoff Revolutionary War Collection  
Saratoga Prisoners of War collection [series]
  1778 February 16 . J. O. Swazey ALS to Jacob Gerrish; Cambridge, [Mass.] (1 page)
Note regarding enclosed declarations (not present) concerning the stabbing of a British soldier on February 7.
  1778 April 9 . Nicholas Sutherland ALS to Major General [William] Heath; Cambridge, [Mass.] (1 page)
Desires to add his name to General Phillips's certificate for the parole of British officers held as prisoners of war. Recent affliction with "an unexpected Disorder."
  1778 June 10 . A. Edmonstone ALS; Winterhill, [Mass.] (3 pages)
Edmonstone's Translation of Major B. Lucke's report about the stabbing of German soldier Henry Bentrat by "a young lad of the Provincials," including Lucke's claim that Continental Army guards had been verbally provoking prisoners of war. Also includes Edmonstone's translation of Surgeon Major W. Schrader's report regarding his examination of Bentrat's wound.
  1778 July 12 . George Hervey ALS to Major General [William] Phillips; Prospect Hill, [Mass.] (1 page)
Apologizes for recent "reprehensible" conduct and promises to observe parole more strictly in the future. Requests Phillips to speak to General Heath on his behalf.
  [ca. 1778] . Samuel Huse ALS; [Massachusetts] (2 pages)
Has called for "every Pass of the Troops of the Convention." Requests more blank passes if he should be thought trustworthy. Reports complaints against "some of the officers of the Convention."
  Undated . AL; [Somerset County, Pennsylvania] (4 pages)
Reports on the progress of a road-building project from Edmunds Swamp to [Quemahoning]. Complaints about other officers' conduct.